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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 and Vic Juris, bassists Andy McKee and Todd Coolman, drummers Lewis Nash, Andrew Cyrille, and Clarence Penn, pianists James Williams, John Hicks, Bill Charlap, and Harold Danko, trumpeters Ryan Kisor and Jon Faddis, and with saxophonists Chris Potter 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 Tatuí Brazil, the IX Festival Internacional de la Percusion in Puerto Rico, the 1st International Percussion Festival in Patagonia, Argentina, the II Festival Internacional de Música Contemporânea Percussiva in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and the Festival Internacional De Vibrafono Y Marimba in Lima, Peru. 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, to classical chamber music. He has recently premiered compositions at the China Conservatory of Music in Beijing and Wuhan, and at the Australia Percussive Arts Society Festival in Adelaide.

In Brazil with the George Shearing Quintet

With Clarence Penn, Andy McKee, and Vic Juris in NY

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 Rufus Reid, Clarence Penn 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 Patagonia, Argentina with bandoneón master Ricardio Fiorio

With Chris Hardy, Shoko Araya, Mararu Shimizu, and Hiroshi Yoshino in Toyko, Japan

Monterrey, Mexico with Noel Savón, Luis Caldana and friends

At the American Guild of Organists Convention in Washington with Dorothy Papadakos, Carol Williams, Chris Gekker, Dallas Smith, and Larry Furgeson

With Taiko artist Kenny Endo and shamisen player Yoko Reikano Kimura in Atlanta

With Pierre Huarniz, Carlos Betancourt, and Hugo Alcázar in Lima, Peru

With David Feng, Mr. and Mrs. Jin Ji Guang, and Jian Shanlin in Beijing, China

In Adelaide, Australia with Milush Piochaud, Angus Mason, and Nick Pennington

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