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Ted Kooshian

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Born in San Jose, California, Ted grew up in the Bay Area and started playing piano in the 2nd grade. His love of jazz music began in the 7th grade when his music teacher played him a record of Oscar Peterson. He attended San Jose State College from 1979 through 1982 as a jazz performance music major. While in his twenties he traveled to the Far East, the South Pacific, Africa, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, and South America working as a pianist on cruise ships. Ted moved to New York City in 1987, and since then has been working as a freelance musician, playing jazz gigs, Broadway shows, several tours, and teaching. Over the years, Ted has worked with Aretha Franklin, Chuck Berry, Edgar Winter, Marvin Hamlisch, Sarah Brightman, Blood, Sweat, and Tears, and Il Divo

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Hubub!

Label: Summit Recoreds
Released: 2022
Track listing: Hubub; Wandelen; Sparkplug-She Came to Play; Somewhere; Schiermonnikoog; Tornetto; Hymn for Her; Desert Island Tracks; Space Train; McQueen; Shatner.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Ramsey Lewis, Mick Goodrick & Ted Kooshian

Read "Ramsey Lewis, Mick Goodrick & Ted Kooshian" reviewed by Joe Dimino


With the song “McQueen" from pianist & composer Ted Kooshian, we start the 780th Episode of Neon Jazz with some good audio elbow grease. From there, we hear the artist Ted first saw in a live venue in the legendary Count Basie. Also, new music from Pedro Neves, Cheryl Ann Spencer and Rich Willey plus a ...

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Article: Album Review

Ted Kooshian: Hubub!

Read "Hubub!" reviewed by Edward Blanco


New York pianist and keyboardist Ted Kooshian continues his love affair with classic TV, cartoon themes and the pop scene, on Hubub!, offering a selection of striking originals influenced by his “enthusiastic love for pop culture," which includes tributes to actors Steve McQueen and William Shatner of Star Trek fame. The album's sole standard is Leonard ...

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Article: Album Review

Ted Kooshian: Hubub!

Read "Hubub!" reviewed by Jack Bowers


There are two ways of looking at Hubub!, pianist Ted Kooshian's fifth album as leader. The first is, “nothing new here"; and the second, “everything is new here." On the one hand, Kooshian's able quintet hews closely to the post-bop canon which has given rise to its fabric; on the other, they do so within the ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases From Dunn, Kooshian, Andersen, Klossek And More

Read "New Releases From Dunn, Kooshian, Andersen, Klossek And More" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this week's show new music from Trevor Dunn, Ted Kooshian, Amjad Ali Khan & Wu Man, Arild Andersen, Marcus Klossek, Sara Gazarek, Saku Mantere and Dave Douglas. Also tracks from new documentary about the legendary bassist Ron Carter plus Frank Carlberg revisits Thelonious Monk's 1952 recordings for the Prestige labelPlaylist Show Intro 00:00 ...

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Label: Summit Recoreds
Released: 2022
Duration: 8:46

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts to Foremothers Nellie Lutcher, Victoria Spivey Plus Part 3 Of Selections From New Standards 101 Lead Sheets By Women Composers

Read "New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts to Foremothers Nellie Lutcher, Victoria Spivey Plus Part 3 Of Selections From New Standards 101 Lead Sheets By Women Composers" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from Nica Carrington, Judith Owen and Ted Kooshian, with birthday shoutouts to foremothers Nellie Lutcher and Victoria Spivey, vocalists Freddy Cole, Amy London and Nancy Kelly, among others. Also Part 3 of selections from Terri Lyne Carrington's book New Standards 101 Lead Sheets by Women Composers featuring music by Mimi Jones, ...

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I've Got News For You: The Music of Edgar Winter

Label: Sky Cat Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: I Hate Everybody; Tobacco Road; Peace Pipe; All Out; A Different Game; Dying to Live; Jump Right Out; Entrance; Where Have You Gone; Rise to Fall; Fire and Ice; Hung Up; Back in the Blues; Re-Entrance; You Are My Sunshine; I've Got News For You.

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Article: Album Review

Scott Whitfield & Friends: A Bi-Coastal Christmas

Read "A Bi-Coastal Christmas" reviewed by Jack Bowers


If trombonist Scott Whitfield's A Bi-Coastal Christmas cannot quicken your inner holiday spirit, that will not be for lack of trying. Whitfield uses every ribbon in the packet and every tool in the shed to help make the season bright, from big band to quintet, from duo to solo (Whitfield's trombone all by itself). Two of ...


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