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Ted Piltzecker, vibraphonist and composer, is a dynamic and engaging performer. He has played in New York area concerts and clubs with guitarists Gene Burtoncini, Randy Johnston and Vic Juris, bassists Andy McKee, Harvie S. and Todd Coolman, drummers Lewis Nash, Andrew Cyrille, John Riley and Clarence Penn, pianists James Williams, John Hicks, Bill Charlap, and Harold Danko, trumpeters Ryan Kisor and Jon Faddis, and with saxophonists Chris Potter, Ralph LaLama and Steve Wilson. He appears as a featured soloist in percussion festivals around the world - Hannover's Deutsches Percussion Symposium, London's Percussive Arts Society (UK), Brazil's Ritmos da Terra, Mexico's El Festival de Monterrey , the 1st Encontro Internacional de Percussao in TatuĂ­ Brazil, the IX Festival Internacional de la Percusion in Puerto Rico, and the 1st and 5th International Percussion Festivals in Patagonia, Argentina. His has been a soloist with the Tucson Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Delaware Symphony, and Regina Symphony orchestras. European engagements as a jazz headliner include the esteemed UMO Jazz Orchestra in Helsinki (guest soloist/composer) and several tours of German clubs and concert halls. His performance experience also encompasses world and ethnic music, ranging from the Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble of Tokyo to the tango.


In Brazil with the George Shearing Quintet


With musicians from the Fundacion Cultural Patagonia in Argentina - Mauricio Costanzo, Victor Valdebenito, Mauricio Aguero, Mauricio Lusardi, Luis Cide, Oscar Albrieu Roca, Elvira Faseeve, Juan Costanza, Ricardo Fiorio, and Malen Cardozo



While directing the jazz program at the Aspen Music Festival for eight years, he regularly performed with many of the great names in jazz. (With Slide Hampton)



With Clarence Penn, Rufus Reid, and Dave Demsey at the Clark Studio Theatre, Lincoln Center




In concert at KCET TV Los Angeles with Andy Simpkins, Jack Wilkins, and Ted Moore




At "James Street" in Pittsburgh with Roger Humphries, Dwayne Dolphin, and Lou Stelluter




At "Ritmos da Terra" in Brazil with percussionist friends from Spain, Argentina, and Brazil





In Tokyo with Chris and Shoko














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