Originally from California, San Francisco Bay Area, Ted Kooshian has been living in New York since 1987. Since then he has apportioned his time among jazz gigs, composing, Broadway pits, tours, recording, and teaching. In the New York area, Ted has performed at Radio City Music Hall, the Rainbow Room, BB King's, Birdland, the Iridium, the Beacon Theater, and Jones Beach. He has played for several Broadway shows, including "The Lion King," "Mamma Mia," and "Spamalot." He has played at the Detroit Jazz Festival, the Syracuse Jazz Festival, JVC Jazz Festival, Sun Valley Jazz Festival, and the Panasonic Jazz Festival; also jazz festivals in Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia. He has toured or played in concert with Aretha Franklin, Chuck Berry, Toni Braxton, Marvin Hamlisch, Sarah Brightman, and "Blood, Sweat, and Tears." He plays occasionally as a guest with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Ted is a member of several current New York bands including The Ed Palermo Big Band, Rick Wald\'s NYC/16, and Judy Barnett\'s Jazz-a-teria. This CD, Clockwork, has 12 original tunes by Ted.
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