Ted Kooshian

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Ted Kooshian outside Bargemusic in Brooklyn, NY (26 June 2008)

Ted Kooshian (born October 8, 1961) is an American, New York based jazz pianist, keyboardist, and composer, who has performed with artists that include Aretha Franklin, Chuck Berry,[1] Marvin Hamlisch, Sarah Brightman,[2] Il Divo. and Blood, Sweat, and Tears.[1] Kooshian has played in many Broadway pit orchestras,[3] and has been a member of the Ed Palermo Big Band[4] since 1994. Originally from San Jose, California, Kooshian has been actively performing since the 1980s.

He has released four albums: Clockwork (2004),[5] Ted Kooshian's Standard Orbit Quartet (2008) (on Summit Records),[6] Underdog, And Other Stories... (2009) (on Summit Records),[7] and Clowns Will Be Arriving (2015) (on Summit Records).[8]


  • Ted Kooshian – Clowns Will Be Arriving
  • Ted Kooshian's Standard Orbit Quartet – Underdog, And Other Stories...
  • Ted Kooshian – Ted Kooshian's Standard Orbit Quartet
  • Ted Kooshian – Clockwork
  • Michael Andrew – A Swingerhead Christmas
  • Pete McGuinness – Voice Like A Horn
  • Swear And Shake – Maple Ridge
  • Art Lillard‘s Heavenly Big Band – Certain Relationships
  • Christopher Saunders – Curtain Call
  • Ed Palermo Big Band – Plays The Music of Frank Zappa
  • Ed Palermo Big Band – Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance
  • Ed Palermo Big Band – Eddy Loves Frank
  • Ed Palermo Big Band – Oh No! Not Jazz!!
  • Ed Palermo Big Band & Rob Paparozzi – Electric Butter
  • Alexis P. Suter Band – Just Another Fool
  • Judy Barnett – Swingin'
  • Judy Barnett – The Road to my Heart
  • Judy Barnett – Too Darn Hot
  • Rick Wald – Aural Hieroglyphics
  • Rick Wald 16NYC – Castaneda’s Dreams
  • Rick Wald 16NYC – Play That Thing
  • Scott Whitfield – Speaking of Love
  • Ray Marchica – A Different View
  • Various artists – Welcome to the Jazz Café


  1. ^ a b Collar, Matt. "Ted Kooshian Biography". AllMusic.com. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Ted Kooshian | IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information". IBDB.com. Retrieved 2015-05-18. 
  4. ^ "Band Members". Palermobigband.com. Retrieved 2015-05-18. 
  5. ^ "Clockwork: Ted Kooshian: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2015-05-18. 
  6. ^ "Ted Kooshian’s Standard Orbit Quartet – Ted Kooshian". Smmitrecords.com. Retrieved 2015-05-18. 
  7. ^ "Underdog, and other Stories… – Ted Kooshian’s Standard Orbit Quartet". Smmitrecords.com. Retrieved 2015-05-18. 
  8. ^ "Clowns Will Be Arriving – Ted Kooshian". Summitrecords.com. Retrieved 2015-05-18. 

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