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Teddy Presberg

Music rooted in improvisation, inspired by the moment and the audience.

Composer - Producer - Studio Guitarist - Eductator

Teddy Presberg’s music is an experimental mash of soul, funk, and rock n’roll - a blend of sounds described as shoegaze jazz. His live shows are rooted in improvisation, inspired by the moment and the audience. Often compared to the funky, soulful jazz musicians Grant Green and Eddie Harris, you also hear artists such as Jack White and Beck influence his sound. His music is fresh, ever evolving, and lays out his immediate and unfiltered response to our society and times (check out his Apocalypse Yesterday EP).

Presberg has released records stateside on Ropeadope Records (DJ Logic, Christian McBride, Charlie Hunter and Medeski, Martin, and Wood) and also internationally with Timewarp Records. His debut solo album was honored as a Critic's Pick Top 10 Album of 2007 by All About Jazz. He now releases his music exclusively through his own label Outright Music.

Presberg is known for speaking his own language on the guitar. He’s not flashy with in-your-face chops. He can own one note, and with that note, you know exactly what he means. His unique style is a highly sought after skill for studio sessions of all genres as seen through his large guest appearance list on albums ranging from country to hip-hop to folk.

Teddy has toured the US and shared the stage with other current guitar masters such as David 'Fuze' Fiuczynski, Fareed Haque, and John Scofield and performed everywhere from large festivals to intimate jazz clubs to fundraisers. Presberg constantly changes his band lineup with musicians to interpret him. One night you might see him perform with three vocalists and the next his classic instrumental organ trio formation.

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”The Crown Prince of Funk Improv” - BullFrogMusic Reviews

“The baddest soul jazz guitarist you’ve never heard of.” - Arch Magazine

“Blueprint of Soul: Critic's Pick Top 10 Album of 2007” - All About Jazz

“There is power to his playing, a thunderous sound that will rattle you to the core.” - Loudvine

“Like a storyteller, he spins effortless yarns written in jazz and punctuated with funk, calling for his listeners to follow him on his journey. Fresh and fluid yet rooted and evocative, his music simply tries to say what he feels must be said.” - KDHX

“Whispering sweet psychedelic nothings through his jazz grooved riffs and soulful guitar funk, Teddy has opened a vast arena of excitement.” - Maximum Ink

“A stunning glimpse of the soul-shattering power of emotive musical construction.” - Metro Spirit

“Celebrating jazz’s eclectic spirit.” - Shepherd Express

“A celebration of movement and of muscular momentum

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Apocalypse Yesterday

Outright Music


Outcries From A Sea...

Outright Music


DoveDriver EP

Outright Music



From: DoveDriver EP
By Teddy Presberg

Blue Orleans

From: Teddy Presberg Music Club 2012
By Teddy Presberg



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