TED PERRY BRINGS TOGETHER the rich heritage of jazz, blues, and world music into his own unique compositions and arrangements. Ted has performed with musicians such as Ernie Watts, Nick Brignola, Drew Gress, Paul Smoker, John Swana, Dave Santoro, Mike Richmond, Akira Tana, Fred Wesley, and pedal steel guitarist Chuck Campbell of the Campbell Brothers.
Ted graduated with a Masters degree from Eastman School of Music in 2013 with an emphasis on Jazz composition and arranging. He continues to expand his writing for small groups, large ensembles, and Studio Orchestra. After spending several years in New York, he has returned to Rochester where he will pursue his DMA at Eastman School of Music with an emphasis on performance. Ted has been in demand as both a pianist and arranger touring parts of the US and internationally. He has performed in New York at a variety of venues such as Somethin' Jazz Club, the 55 Bar, the Garage, as well as Chris' Cafe and Ortliebs in Philadelphia. In his current trio, he explores original compositions and standards. Ted is currently writing new music for a CD to be released in 2018.
When Ted is not leaning over a score, you will find him either out in the garage working on an old BMW R65 cafe racer rebuild project, or out satisfying his "need for speed" riding a motorbike around the Finger Lakes.