Ted Taforo

Jazz saxophonist

2 Reviews (1 Verified)
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I'm a 2 time ASCAP Young Jazz Composer award winner, my saxophone playing has appeared on Grammy and JUNO award nominated albums, and I've arranged and played woodwinds for Film and TV shows appearing on various networks including Netflix and Peacock. My music and music I've been featured on has appeared on Spotify and Apple Editorial playlists.

I'm a tenor, alto, soprano saxophonist, doubling on flute and clarinet. I have an MFA from CalArts and a Bachelor's of Music from the Eastman School of Music. I am versatile as an arranger, improviser, composer, and session player. I can provide a fresh perspective to your music in a very fast time frame. I work remotely and am easy to get in touch with.

Projects I've been apart of in the last few years:

Spoon: Hot Thoughts, saxophonist, co-composer
Spoon: Lucifer On The Sofa, saxophonist
Chef's Table/Netflix: Ivan Ramen Episode score by Duncan, Thum Sabbag, saxophonist
Street Foods/Netflix: New Orleans Episode score by Tyler Strickland, saxophonist, flutist
Streeds Foods/Netflix: Bogota Episode score by Duncan Thum, Tyler Sabbag, flutist
Who Is Stan Smith? Documentary score by Cyrus Melchor, saxophonist
Lexus LX 600 2022 Commercial, saxophonist
Telemakus: The New Heritage, saxophonist, flutist, co-composer
Chino Corvalan: Endless Era, saxophonist, co-composer
Efajemue: Aesthetics, saxophonist, co-composer
Dani Mack: Light On The Corner, saxophonist, clarinetist, flutist, arranger
David Tranchina: The Ogre, saxophonist, clarinetist, flutist

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Discogs verified credits for Ted Tafaro
  • Taforo* And Ray*
  • Snow Nerds
  • Johanna Samuels
  • Snow Nerds
  • Spoon
  • David Tranchina Large-ish Ensemble*
  • Snow Nerds
  • Telemakus
  • Telemakus
  • Chino Corvalán
  • Spoon Vs On-U Sound
  • Spoon

2 Reviews

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  1. Review by Daniel E.

    Great style, fast turnaround. Highly recommended!

  2. Review by Cyrus M.

    Ted Taforo is an incredible player. Imaginative and skilled, he has delivered promptly and always beyond what I was even expecting. Tons of emotion and creativity, Dude's an ACE.

Tundra Party, Efajemue x Ted Taforo

I was the Saxophonist, arranger, composer, keyboards in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Wayne Shorter
  • John Coltrane
Gear Highlights
  • Selmer Super Balanced Action Vintage Saxophone
  • Vandoren mouthpieces and reeds
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