What’s Hot With Jazz Guitar: Ted Vieira

This week we feature jazz guitarist Ted Vieira, a player with a style said to be comparable to George Benson, Wes Montgomery and Joe Pass.

Jazz recording artist, Ted Vieira creates from a wide palette, combining the traditions of this rich genre with the best elements of contemporary jazz. His style is smooth, filled with octaves and fluid melodic lines; his playing often compared to that of George Benson, Wes Montgomery and Joe Pass.

Playing jazz for over twenty years, Ted has performed in every venue imaginable ranging from small intimate clubs, to being a featured performer at international jazz festivals. He has performed in jazz clinics with artists such as saxophonist, Pete Christlieb (Steely Dan/The Tonight Show Band/Quincy Jones) and trumpet player, Bobby Shew (Tommy Dorsey Orchestra/Art Pepper/Buddy Rich).

Ted has recorded three instrumental jazz CDs, Vacation, Perfect Night and Quiet Places. Vacation and Perfect Night contain several chart-topping selections, featuring Ted’s rich jazz guitar playing over smooth Latin sounds and cool grooves. Quiet Places is a collection of solo jazz guitar arrangements of classic jazz standards, and is a favorite among traditional jazz fans.

Along with performing and recording, Ted is also a jazz educator and is the author of three books on guitar instruction. He has taught students at a college level and currently provides online guitar instruction from his website.

Ted Vieira’s website: http://tedvieira.com/

Soundclips: http://tedvieira.com/cds/

Doc Dosco is a jazz guitarist, composer and audio consultant living in Los Angeles, CA. His website is located at http://www.docdosco.com, where you can find more information on the ‘What’s Hot in Jazz Guitar’ columns, audio clips of Doc’s playing, and many additional features. Doc endorse Heritage Guitars and is a featured artist on their website. He also endorses the new Pignose Valve Tube Amps, great for jazz (and anything else!)

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