MP3 Ted Kooshian - Clockwork
Modern Straight Ahead Jazz; quintet, quartet and trio, with Scott Wendholt on trumpet, Jeff Lederer on Saxophone, Ted Kooshian on piano, Dick Sarpola on bass, Warren Odze on drums.
12 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Traditional Jazz Combo, EASY LISTENING: Mature
Originally a native of sunny California, San Francisco Bay Area, Ted Kooshian has been living in New York since 1987. During these past eighteen years, he has apportioned his time among jazz gigs, composing, Broadway pits, tours, recording, and club dates. In the New York area, Ted has performed at Radio City Music Hall, the Rainbow Room, Birdland, BB Kings, and Jones Beach. He has played for several Broadway shows, including "The Lion King" and "Aida." He has played at the JVC Jazz Festival, Sun Valley Jazz Festival, and the Panasonic Jazz Festival; also jazz festivals in Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia. He has been to all the continents on our planet except for Antarctica. He once played a jam session with Frank Foster at the former Latvian Prime Minister''s house. In 1986 he had Easter dinner on the South Pacific island of Tonga, as a guest of the prince. Once he was kidnapped in Manila, the Philippines, and he once broke his right foot in Bahia, Brazil. He has toured or played in concert with Aretha Franklin, Chuck Berry, Toni Braxton, Marvin Hamlisch, Sarah Brightman, and "Blood, Sweat, and Tears." He is currently a member of the Ed Palermo Big Band, which plays every Wednesday night at the jazz club "Iridium." Some of the more unique vocalists Ted has accompanied on piano are Meryl Streep, Coach Tommy LaSorda, and Michael Anderson (the dancing dwarf from "Twin Peaks"). Ted Kooshian''s name is engraved on the two microchips of the STARDUST spacecraft, which was sent into space to return a sample from a comet (the first such sample returned). STARDUST reached the WILD 2 Comet on January 2, 2004, and has sent one of the microchips with Ted''s name on it back to Earth (to return on 1/15/2006), along with the comet samples, while the other microchip will stay on the spacecraft forever and head further into outer space. Ted cites Spider-man, Donald Duck, and Captain James T. Kirk as his major influences.