// Born: Seattle, WA
// Genres: Jazz, R&B, Latin
// Years Active: 1975 - Present
// Label: Origin, Tartaruga
// Website: tedbrancato.com
Jazz pianist Ted Brancato is a musician with four decades of experience in the music business. Since his early days, growing up in Seattle, WA, Ted has been actively performing, composing, arranging and recording music. Ted has performed and recorded with Houston Person, Ron Carter, Christian McBride, Milt Jackson, Ernestine Anderson and Paquito D'Rivera among others.
After 30+ years of working in the New York City area, Ted released his first solo album in 2013 entitled The Next Step (Origin Records 82649). The album contains 14 originals that span a stylistic palette from straight-ahead jazz to rhythm and blues and feature the artistry of Ron Carter on bass, Terry Silverlight on drums, and Matt Langley on sax. Ted's second album entitled Bicoastal (due out in March 2017) contains 12 exciting new originals played by master musicians Lou Marini on sax, Lee Finkelstein on drums, Gregory Jones on bass, and Ben Williams on Trombone. Four songs on Bicoastal feature Ted's newly honed skills as a vocalist!
Ted says “I am an unabashed fan of melody, as I think you'll hear upon listening to any song on my albums. I also love music that moves you, either emotionally or physically, or ideally both. It is my hope that you will find songs here that move you.”
Visit www.tedbrancato.com to hear excerpts from The Next Step and Bicoastal.