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Tedd Firth was born on November 16, 1976 and grew up in Hudson Falls, NY. Raised in a musical family, (parents Pam and Ted were both music teachers and performing musicians in the area, brother Patrick is also a musician) Tedd began playing the piano at an early age and started taking lessons when he was five. Tedd's jazz piano studies began as a teenager with Lee Shaw in Albany, NY. Following graduation from Hudson Falls High School in 1994, Tedd attended William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ, receiving a BM in jazz piano performance in 1998. He went on to receive a MM degree in jazz piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music in 2000.

While in college, Tedd began laying the groundwork for his professional career as a musician. Over the last 20 years Tedd has become one of the first-call pianists in the New York City area for performance and recording work in several styles. In particular, specializing as an accompanist for vocalists, he has appeared in concert many times with some of the brightest stars on Broadway and the biggest names in the jazz world including: Barbara Cook, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Maureen McGovern, Michael Feinstein, Marilyn Maye, Tom Wopat, Joshua Bell, Elaine Paige, Tony DeSare, Linda Lavin, Christine Ebersole, Lucie Arnaz, Lee Ann Womack, Faith Prince, John Schneider, Melissa Errico, Karen Akers, Mary Cleere Haran, Margaret Whiting, Carol Sloane and Jennifer Roberts.

New York appearances include Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Blue Note, Birdland, the Iridium, the Algonquin, the Cafe Carlyle and Feinstein's/54 Below. Numerous national appearances include a performance at the White House.

As an arranger/orchestrator, Tedd's work has been performed by most major American symphony orchestras as well as Bernadette Peters and Liza Minnelli.

Television appearances include "The Today Show," "Live From Lincoln Center" and "All My Children."

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kerry Firth

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