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about

Ted Perry is a pianist, composer, and arranger. Known for his warm, soulful touch and emphasis on lyrical melodies, grooves, and storytelling in his music. His unique voice blends various genres and includes elements of the blues, jazz, folk, and singer-songwriter genres.

As a composer, his writing explores these diverse musical styles and offers his own personal perspective. He has also written and arranged music for solo piano, String Ensembles, Jazz Ensemble, Studio Orchestra, and a variety of small group settings.

 

Ted began to study piano at age eight. He would go on to study with classical concert pianist Anne Chamberlain. The world of improvised music captured his imagination in high school. Listening to classic blues and jazz recordings he began to learn tunes and solos and develop his playing. Ted has performed with musicians such as Ernie Watts, David Spinozza, Chuck Campbell, Paul Smoker, Drew Gress, Dave Santoro, and John Swana.

Ted has a Masters of Music degree from Eastman School of Music with an emphasis on composition and arranging. After spending several years in New York, he has relocated to Burlington, Vt where Ted continues to teach and perform. Ted recently recorded an EP of new original compositions for piano trio with Drew Gress and Conor Meehan to be released May 2024.

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