Ted Piltzecker, vibraphonist and composer, is a dynamic and engaging performer. He has played jazz in New York area concerts and clubs with guitarists Gene Burtoncini, Randy Johnson, Jack Wilkins, and Vic Juris; bassists Andy McKee, Harvie S. and Todd Coolman; drummers Lewis Nash Clarence Penn, and John Riley; 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 andcomposer in percussion festivals around the world – Hannover’s Deutsches Percussion Symposium, London’s Percussive Arts Society (UK), Brazils Ritmos da Terra, Mexico’s El Festival de Monterrey, Peru’s Festival Internacional de Vibráfono y Marimba, Australia’s Percussive Arts Society Festival, Argentina’s Festival in La Patagonia and more. He has been a soloist with the Tucson Symphony, the Delaware Symphony, the San Diego Symphony, and the Regina Symphony orchestras.
Ted has been a headliner at the esteemed UMO Jazz Orchestra in Helsinki as a composer and soloist, and has toured extensively in German clubs and concert halls. With a deep interest in musical traditions other than his own, he has performed with the Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble of Tokyo, classical organist Dorothy Papadakos, Bulgarian gadulka player Nikolay Kolev, Argentinian bandonéonist Hector Del Curto, Nepalese tabla player Jagannath Dhaugoda, and Brazilian percussionist Vinicius Barros.