Rosenthal, Ted

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Rosenthal, Ted

Rosenthal, Ted , jazz pianist, composer; b. Great Neck, Long Island, N.Y., Nov. 15, 1959. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and continued private studies with Phillip Kawin. He won first prize at the 1988 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition. He toured internationally with Gerry Mulligan from about mid-1992 through Mulligan’s death in January 1996. During the late 1990s, he was a regular at the Blue Note’s Sunday jazz brunch with Jay Leonhart. He has also performed with Art Farmer, James Moody, Jon Faddis, Benny Golson, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orch., Jim Hall, Lee Konitz, and Michael Brecker. He played with David Sanborn on the NBC TV show Night Music in the late 1980s. He has won three NE A grants for performance, one of which supported his premiere of “Round for a Plague Year” and “Blues for Arnie” at the Greenwich House, N.Y. (January 1995). In early 1995, he performed in seven African countries. He has been teaching at the New School/Mannes Coll. of Music since 1990, presents clinics while on tour, and publishes regularly.


New Tunes New Traditions (1989); Images of Monk (1992); Calling You (1992); Maybeck Recital Hall Series (1994); Rosenthology (1995); Ted Rosenthal at Maybeck (1995).

—Lewis Porter