TED HOWE was born in Boston, MA with a fascination for sound from the day he was born. A penchant for sound from a toddler may not always be a parent’s dream. However, this love of sound grew as did that of the Red Sox from the attention he received from his Uncle Oly, who introduced him both to jazz and to baseball. Young TED listened to every jazz album he could find, attended many jazz concerts and quickly found his favorites amongst Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong, Oscar Peterson, George Shearing, Dave Brubeck and Bill Evans.
TED began studying piano in his tender teens with HARRY SMITH, one of the legendary founders of the BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC. TED’s natural persistence and relentless fascination of developing his craft dominated his life. He soon became not only a student at Berklee, but a professor of piano arranging, theory and improvisation — all before reaching the age of 24.
After a two year stint as a pianist in the Army, TED took a gig at one of Boston’s leading live entertainment venues, The Surf Supper Club where he soon became bandleader playing and conducting for some of the biggest acts of the time. It was at the Surf that HOWE honed his craft of arranging — a strong point that to this day sets him aside from other gifted pianists.
TED moved his family to Atlanta where he continued performing, composing, arranging, producing and teaching. Again, HOWE shared the stage with many of the great jazz artists and entertainers of the day and he continued building relationships with performers who called on his services each time they came to town, such as MEL TORME — who refused to sing with anyone else on his visits to Atlanta. HOWE also joined the faculty of GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY where he assisted in developing its first jazz education program. Ted is now based in both Los Angeles and Atlanta, and is accepting a limited amount of students for private study in jazz piano, harmony, improvisation, and arranging. Click here for more information about studying with Ted, one of the top piano teachers in his field. You can email Ted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ted is a Summit Records recording artist residing in Los Angeles and Atlanta. He records, arranges, produces, composes and travels extensively performing his two very popular shows; "An Evening Of Duke Ellington," and, "Shaken Not Stirred" The Music Of James Bond.
TED HOWE HAS PERFORMED WITH:
HENRY MANCINI, HERBIE MANN
BUDDY DEFRANCO, MEL TORME
BUD SHANK, JOHN ABERCROMBIE
STEVE ALLEN, LAINIE KAZAN
JOHN PATITUCCI, BUDDY RICH
JOE LABARBERA, DIAHANN CARROLL
ZOOT SIMS, BUDDY DEFRANCO
JOE WILLIAMS and RUSSELL MALONE
Do you love Jazz piano music like I do? Ted is awesome!