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Ted Hogarth has a passion for all things music. He’s a composer, arranger, archivist, educator, performer, and leads several critically acclaimed ensembles. After attending high school at the prestigious Interlochen Center for the Arts, he completed undergraduate studies at Arizona State University and Northeastern Illinois University, and received a Master's Degree in Jazz Composition with Distinction from DePaul University.

 

In Chicago, his home for 20 years, he quickly established himself as the first-call baritone saxophonist and woodwind doubler for local and internationally touring jazz groups. Because of his skills as a woodwind doubler, Ted has played in many Broadway musicals, such as Jersey Boys and Dream Girls, including five years on the national tour of Jersey Boys and one year on the national tour of A Bronx Tale. In addition, Ted maintained a vibrant teaching studio where he taught saxophone, clarinet, theory, and jazz improvisation. Several of his former students are now fixtures in the Chicago and New York music communities. He has also taught private lessons at area middle and high schools and Columbia College Chicago.

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Ted has released four recordings as a leader and is on over a dozen recordings by artists such as Phil Woods, Slide Hampton, Mark Tremonti, Rob Parton, and Kimo Williams. His most recent release is Ted Hogarth: Attraction, Ted Hogarth plays Gene Bertoncini. Other recordings as a leader include: The Mulligan Mosaics Big Band, Live at the Jazz Showcase; Misconception, a collection of original compositions with his sextet THC; Steps Taken, inspired by a trip to Cuba in 2000 to study with Orlando Sanchez and other master Cuban musicians at Centro Nacional de Escuelas de Arte.

 

He is the founder and leader of The Mulligan Mosaics Big Band and serves on the board of The Gerry & Franca Mulligan Foundation. He was named a Rising Star on baritone saxophone and clarinet by DownBeat magazine in its 60th, 61st, 65th, 69th, and 70th Annual Critics Poll.

 

Ted moved to Kalamazoo in 2016, where he enjoys honing his craft, composing, spending time with family, and being in nature. He plays with the Birdseed Salesmen, a local group focusing on the music and style popularized by Django Reinhardt. Ted currently teaches private lessons online as well as at Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana.

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