Ted Piltzecker - vibraphone
Vibraphonist/composer, Ted Piltzecker tours internationally with the George Shearing Quintet as well as with his own unique ensembles.
The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts have awarded grants to Ted in both performance and composition. His works have been aired on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today” and the Canadian Broadcasting Company’s “Arts National.”
Ted has held faculty positions at the University of Michigan, William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey, the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, and the Manhattan School of Music. He is an associate professor at the Purchase Conservatory of Music, State University of New York, and he remains a popular clinician in universities across the country. For eight years, Ted directed the jazz program at the Aspen Music Festival where he regularly performed with many of the great names in jazz. (Jimmy Heath, Joe Williams, Clark Terry, Mel Torme, Ernie Watts, Hubert Laws, Slide Hampton, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and many more).
Ted is a graduate of the Eastman and Manhattan Schools of Music. He is also a licensed pilot and unicyclist.