We're here to offer a refreshing alternative to the standard wedding band with swinging sets of Jazz, Blues, Dixieland, Country, New Orleans Funk and Roots Rock and we're always happy to add a few of your favorites to add to the list. Most of the clips that I've posted are of my of my original music, the covers we play are to a large degree the artists and songs that inspire me - Dr. John, The Meters, Bob Dylan, Fats Domino, Sam Cooke, Van Morrison, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Louis Armstrong, Muddy Waters, Frank Sinatra, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, The Band and lots of local New Orleans artists. Ted Hefko's New Orleans Band consists of myself on Vocals, Sax & Clarinet and Acoustic Guitar along with electric guitar, electric bass, keyboard and drums/vocals with the addition of horns for larger events.
Ted Hefko and The Thousandaires have three albums of originals, featuring our unique blend of New Orleans Jazz and Roots Rock. Our latest, "Distillations of The Blues" has been played on blues radio, the world over. We perform regularly at 30x90, DMac's, Old Point Bar, Old Arabi Bar, Teddy's Juke Joint, and many others. We travel quite frequently and throughout the gulf coast and even make trips to the eastern seaboard, so don't hesitate to contact us outside the New Orleans Area. We've brought our unique sound to Zachary, LA. Natchez, MS. Lubbick, TX. Tulsa, OK, Charleston, SC, Nashville, TN and Thomas WV to name few!
- We're happy to provide proof of insurance to meet your venue's requirements.
- I'm happy to help with emcee duties, and you're welcome to use our sound system for speeches and toasts
- Gigmasters top Jazz Band in North America 2010!
- We offer classical flute and guitar duets for ceremonies, as well as ethnic wedding dances such as the Hora, on clarinet.