Since graduating from the famed Eastman School of Music, including both his undergraduate and graduate studies, Ted Moore has pursued a career which has taken him to many parts of the world with many different artists. He is leader and composer for his own Brazilian jazz group, Brasilia, which released its first CD, River Wide, to national critical acclaim, and features such outstanding artists as Romero Lubambo on guitar and Phil Markowitz on piano. Brasilia has performed at the Blue Note in NYC, Blues Alley, the Telluride Jazz Festival, and the Virginia Beach Jazz Festival to name a few. The group has also been performing in concert with several symphony orchestras including the Rochester Philharmonic, The Vancouver Symphony and the Oregon Symphony, performing symphonic arrangements written by Ted Moore of the music from their CD.
Ted has performed on tour and in concert with Stan Getz, Paul Winter, Marian McPartland, Phil Markowitz, Eric Gale, Jack Wilkins, Gene Bertoncini and Joey DeFrancesco to name a few. On tour, Ted has performed throughout the US and Canada, as well as in Japan, Spain, England and Holland. He also spent two years living in Rio de Janeiro, performing as percussionist with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, and playing and recording with many well-known Brazilian jazz artists, including two recordings with one of Brazil’s greatest jazz sax players, Victor Assis Brasil. Ted has played in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, the Cathedral of St John in New York, Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, and in Suntory Hall in Tokyo.
Currently, Ted is Director of the Jazz Department at UC Berkeley in Berkeley, CA, where he oversees seven small combos, a big band, and five part time faculty members. Recently he has been performing along with pops conductor, Jeff Tyzik, with several symphony orchestras in the US and Canada, in the "Nothin’ But the Blues" show, with guest artists Wycliff Gordon and Byron Stripling. In addition, Ted composes for and performs with his own quartet, Ted Moore’s Studio 104 Band.