Ted Rosenthal won first prize in the Thelonious Monk Competition and has released eleven CDs as a leader. His latest solo recording, The 3 B’s, earned four stars in Downbeat. Rosenthal toured and recorded with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet, and has performed with the Art Farmer and Phil Woods Quintets, The Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. He teaches at Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School. Rosenthal has received three NEA grants for performance and composition projects. He has published piano arrangements and feature articles for Piano and Keyboard and Piano Today.
Ted regularly performs in jazz piano concerts, including at the 92nd Street Y with Bill Charlap and Dick Hyman. At the 2003 JVC Jazz Festival, Ted performed in, and co-produced with George Wein, “Piano Starts Here,” also featuring Kenny Barron, Cedar Walton, and others. Ted has also appeared on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz on National Public Radio and on NBC’s Night Music with David Sanborn.
A recipient of three grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Ted composes large-scale works as well as jazz tunes. The Survivor, a concerto for piano and orchestra that combines written and improvised sections for the soloist, has been performed by Ted with the Rockland Symphony and with the Manhattan Jazz Philharmonic. Ted often adds improvisations to his performances of Gershwin's works for piano and orchestra, adding an extra dimension of vitality and spontaneity to the music.