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 15 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, "Rhapsody in Gershwin" on Playscape Recordings. Ted Rosenthal Trio plays Gershwin classics featuring his jazz trio version of "Rhapsody in Blue."
"A new jazz leader"-- John S. Wilson, The New York Times
"a musical tour de force ... an elegant and perceptive tribute to one of America's premier songwriters."
- Audiophile Magazine
"The inherent contrasts of 'Rhapsody in Blue' make it the perfect centerpiece for this release. Rosenthal's phrasing is crisp through all the shifting moods and his unmatched ability to swing symphonically, rag and play the blues combine with Horner and Wind's coloration. It makes this orchestral piece a triumph in the trio format."
- Elliott Simon, NYC Jazz Record
"Rhapsody in Gershwin is small ensemble jazz at its transformative best."
- Jack Goodstein, Blogcritics.org