"a bottomless well of musical energy--he can probably cut any saxophonist in town, and hold his own with any saxophonist, period." - Washington City Paper
"a grandly talented improviser" - Allaboutjazz.com
"when he steps in front of his own combo, Baker's liable to bring the house down; he has a broad, powerful tone and a sure-footed improvisational attack that winds and zags. It's confident and questioning, all at once." - Giovanni Russonello
Recording of their performance on 7/3/21
Tedd Baker, sax
Kris Funn, bass
Quincy Phillips, drums
Tedd Baker has performed with a wide variety of jazz greats and contemporary artists including Barry Harris, George Duke, David Sanborn, Slide Hampton, Eddie Daniels, Jon Faddis, Victor Lewis, Vanessa Rubin, Jason Moran, Duane Eubanks, Josh Groban, Wycliffe Gordon, Butch Warren, Fitz and The Tantrums, Mason Bates, Michael Mossman, Warren Wolf, Donnie McCaslin, and Pete Yellin among others. He has recorded with New York Voices, Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra under the direction of David Baker, Bohemian Caverns All-Stars, John La Barbera, George Russell Orchestra, Bobby Caldwell, and the Amina Figarova Sextet among others. Tedd has also performed with the Artie Shaw Orchestra, Washington Jazz Orchestra, Alan Baylock Orchestra, and the Frank Carlberg/Andrew Rathbun Orchestra among others.
Tedd Baker began playing professionally in Boston as a teenager. He placed first in the 2000 Hilton Head Jazz Society Competition. In 2001 he was chosen for the State Department Jazz Ambassador Program and toured South America, Central America and Jamaica. In 2002 he joined the Airmen of Note, USAF Band, Washington, D.C. Tedd Baker's all-original 2006 debut CD “Mugshots” received rave reviews from JazzTimes, and All About Jazz. Tedd's latest release "Duos Volume 1" is a reverent nod to the classic duo configuration, and features tenor/soprano saxophone paired in various duo settings with piano, bass, drums, guitar, and voice. Tedd is also featured on many recordings such as steel pan and composer Victor Provost's "Bright Eyes," the Taylor/ Fidyk Big Band "Live At Blues Alley," Ben Patterson Jazz Orchestra's "Vital Frequencies feat Chris Potter," and The Young Lions "Live At Bohemian Caverns."
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