Teddy Pantelas, Musician and Composer, BMI
Teddy Pantelas is an outstanding contemporary jazz guitarist and composer who has made a major contribution to the art of jazz in Northeast Ohio.
A self taught guitarist who has been playing since the age of 6, Teddy has been on the faculty of the Allegheny Music Festival and Montessori School System. For 5 years he was Musician in Residence at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, Ohio and Northside Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio, bringing the healing art of music to patients and their families. Pantelas is an accomplished composer, and his original music sets him apart from any other contemporary jazz guitarist.
Teddy has performed extensively throughout the greater Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania areas with artists such as Jack McDuff, Snooky Young, Vanessa Rubin, Jeri Brown, Steve Wilson, Jim Walker, Jimmy Ponder, Greg Bandy, Eddie Baccus, Sean Jones, Jamey Haddad, John Fedshock, Phil Keaggy, In Time, and Kenny Blake.
He has recorded CDs with many artists including the albums: Glass Harp: "Strings Attached;” Damian Knapp: "Will You Cry When I Die;" and Jim Jeffrey:"So Cold.” He has also recorded on albums with drummer Darrell Alexander and vocalist Siri Pursey. Teddy was featured artist on the CD "Absent Dreamers" by Youngstown Jazz Collective, one of the ensembles of Youngstown State University.
Teddy's own CDs on Tatsou Records feature his original music and the Teddy Pantelas Trio: "Teddy Pantelas Trio," with bassist Jeff Grubbs and drummer Olivia Sci; "It Makes Me Glad," with bassist Jeff Grubbs, drummer Darryl Pelligrini, and special guest, Sean Jones, on trumpet; and “Together Again,” the trio with Michael Grappo, another outstanding guitarist with a unique sound and voice, featuring standards inspired by the heroes of jazz. Teddy Pantelas and Teddy Pantelas Trio have their own channel on Pandora.
An outstanding teacher and performer, Teddy is a popular favorite at jazz clinics and festivals, as well as performances and teaching in large and small venues.
His CDs are available on iTunes and other digital outlets.
Please listen to the audio files for they truly represent Teddy Pantelas Trio. The videos represent the different venues I also play in.