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Ted Rosenthal

New York City's best play in the park
Angelito Jusay
May 17, 2024, 12:30pm–2:30pm

A-one and a-two and a-you know what to do...!
Come on down and swing along with the best ragtime, stride, and jazz musicians in town.

Upper Terrace (at the base of the William Cullen Bryant Statue behind the New York Public Library)

Ted Rosenthal

American Jazz, Standards

"A new jazz leader." - John S. Wilson, The New York Times

Ted Rosenthal is a celebrated jazz pianist and composer who actively tours worldwide - with his trio, as a soloist, or performing live with many jazz greats, including Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer, and James Moody.

Ted has released fifteen CDs as a leader. Rhapsody in Gershwin, which features his arrangement of Rhapsody in Blue for jazz trio, reached #1 in jazz album sales at iTunes and Amazon. Wonderland was selected as a New York Times holiday pick and received much critical praise.

His solo album, The 3 B's, received 4 stars from DownBeat magazine and features the music of Bud Powell, Bill Evans, along with his personal improvisations on Beethoven themes.

In addition, Ted has received many awards and accolades. He is the recipient of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition, a recipient of three grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and many of his works have been commissioned and premiered by international as well as prestigious New York institutions like the New York City Opera, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and the Manhattan Jazz Philharmonic.

He has been featured at orchestral and pop performances around the globe and is a dedicated teacher at The Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music. Ted Rosenthal is a Steinway Artist.

*Ted's May 13th performance will be part of our Ayako Shirasaki Tribute.

*Ted's May 14th performance will be accompanied by Dick Oatts (sax)

*Ted's May 16th performance will be accompanied by Gary Smulyan (baritone sax)

Thank you for the music!

Many thanks to Sam Ash Music Stores for their support through the years.

Pianist Frank Owens sits at the piano in Bryant Park NYC with a crowd of listeners.
Angelito Jusay Photography