Music Direction

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Ted Chubb posses the rare combination of skill sets of being a world class trumpet artist, a highly respected educator and speaker, and dynamic music director and arts administrator. It is his combination of artistic instinct, passion for sharing jazz music with all, and keen ability to develop, organize and move new programming, concerts, events, music booking, and recordings forward that make him a unique talent.

From 2012 – 2015 Ted served as Jazz House Kids Music Director and oversaw the program grow to one of the leading jazz education organizations in the world.   As Jazz House Music Director he led an exemplary faculty of 20 of the New York areas top musicians, a wonderful and hardworking staff, and served 150+ students and families through their music education at the Jazz House.   He developed and built programming and partnerships with the New Jersey Ballet, NJPAC, The U.S. Embassy in Lima Peru, London’s Tomorrow’s Warriors, The Thelonius Monk Institute and The James Moody Scholarship for New Jersey.  During his tenure he provided the musical and educational direction for all Jazz House Kids events and programming and helped develop the musical, educational, and artistic vision with Jazz House Kids Artistic Director, Christian McBride and Founder, Melissa Walker for Jazz House Kids signature events, “Body and Soul”, “Inside the Jazz Note”, and “The Montclair Jazz Festival”.

Ted currently serves as Director of the Jazz House Summer Workshop and Special Programming.  The workshop is a one of a kind environment, 160 Students from all walks of life and backgrounds come together to learn the beautiful art form of Jazz and be taught by some of the most acclaimed musicians of our time.  During the workshop students have access to legendary guest artists such as Louis Hayes, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Harold Mabern, and the Jazz House Artistic Chair, Christian McBride.  Students also perform at three world class venues, and develop life long friendships with fellow students from across the nation and globe.  In addition, students have the oprotunity to find long lasting mentors with the teachers and alumni on faculty.

As he currently splits his time between NYC and Europe, Ted is continuing to peruse a number of international initiatives for Jazz House Kids.  In 2015 and 2016 Ted organized cultural exchange tours to Peru in partnership with the United States Embassy in Lima.  The ensembles were comprised of top Jazz House Kids students, teaching artist Oscar Perez, vocalist and founder Melissa Walker and Ted as featured soloist.   They performed for school children and communities in need through out Lima, Cusco, and the amazon city of Iqiutos.

In addition to his work for Jazz House Kids, he is on the Advisory Board of the Riverview Jazz Organization who’s mission is to showcase the international talent that lives in Hudson County New Jersey to the community for free.  Their cornerstone event is a weeklong festival in June each year that has over 40 concerts and culminates with a two-stage festival at Riverview Fisk Park.