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Teddy Pantelas Biography
Teddy Pantelas is a self taught guitarist since the age of 6. A private instructor, he has also been on the faculty of the Allegheny Music Festival and Montessori School System and has been the Musician in Residence at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, Ohio and Northside Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio for the last five years using the Healing Art of Music for the patients and their families.
Pantelas has performed extensively throughout the greater Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania region with such artists 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 Glass Harp (Phil Keaggy), drummer Darrell Alexander and vocalist Siri Pursey. He also has recorded his own CD "Teddy Pantelas Trio" with bassist Jeff Grubbs and drummer Olivia Sci which features his own music. An accomplished composer, his originals set him apart from any other contemporary jazz guitarist.
His New Release "It Makes Me Glad" Teddy Pantelas Trio was released April 1, 2006 on Tatsou Records. Joining him on this CD are a cast of masterful musicians, the phenomenal basssist Jeff Grubbs, drummer extraodinare Darryl Pelligrini and Special Guest the truly gifted Sean Jones on trumpet! The collective of theses musicians really brings Pantelas' 8 originals to life which explains the title of the the CD "It Makes Me Glad".
Teddy feels it is important as an artist to share music that "comes from the heart" and in this way make a contribution to the art of jazz.
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The strat is my mainstay! I've recorded all genres of music with it. I'm contrasting it with my Gibson L5 Wes Montgomery. I've been developing a solo show with this concept! Continued success in all of your endeavours!!!
Checking you out right now Teddy! Love it...great movement and artistry! Are you using a strat on everything...talking lead!? Great rhythm guitar too...meshing styles...full of colorful tones! Love the band! Great work!!!
Hey, Teddy - this is SUPERB music... would like to review your CD... wondering what you have in need of review... you'll certainly want to think about sending a copy of any such material you have my way... to discuss that, feel free to send me an email at email@example.com or check the latest issue of my music review magazine (IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION) out at http://zzaj.freehostia.com
Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."