TED ROSENTHAL first achieved international recognition by winning first prize in the 2nd annual Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition.
Since that time he has performed with many jazz greats, including Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer and James Moody.
Ted has released 14 CDs as a leader, featuring new treatments and "derangements" of jazz standards as well as his
A faculty member of Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School, Ted is very active in jazz education. He teaches courses on a variety of topics and presents jazz clinics throughout the world.
"Rosenthal is a pianist of rarest skill, weaving rapid
lines that span out into rich chordal
patterns, parallel octaves and hints of the
-- Leonard Feather, The Los Angeles Times
Happenings: New CD release, "Wonderland" on Playscape Recordings. Ted Rosenthal Trio plays jazz renditions of holiday songs.
"A new jazz leader"-- John S. Wilson, The New York Times
"The imagination and creativity that flows
from the mind of pianist TED ROSENTHAL through his fingers
to a piano keyboard is unlimited. Wonderland
is one of the best Christmas season recordings
to come along in many a year.
Wonderland is both a terrific album for the
holiday season, and a great jazz album."
- Joe Lang, Jersey Jazz
". . .the best pairing of piano jazz and holiday classics
since Vince Guaraldi invented the style."
- Chris Spector, Midwest Record