D U C A T I O N:
Graduated from Los Angeles High School;
studied music for two years at Los Angeles City College.
Continued music studies at California State
O R K E
X P E R I E N C E:
December, 2002 - PRESENT:
on the "FUN" ships of
Carnival Cruise Lines, and with ProShip Entertainment; playing lead and jazz trumpet, as well
as writing and arranging music as needed.
June, 1986 - December, 2002:
- Worked with
RAY CHARLES SHOW as a
featured jazz trumpet soloist and lead trumpeter. Also,
responsible for re-copying, and arranging music for the
Ray Charles "Big" Band and The Ray Charles 40
piece Symphonic Orchestra. Tours include Europe, South
America, The Far East, and many parts of the United
States and Canada.
August, 1979 - June, 1986:
- Worked with Latin jazz and salsa bands at
various clubs in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas
as a lead trumpeter; LA NUEVA DIMENSION, ED JONES Y LA FAMILIA, LOS Costeņos Band, and JOHNNY MARTINEZ are just
July, 1970 - August, 1979
Worked with a "Top 40" group
called the PROPHETS; touring East and West Germany
playing lead trumpet.
with a group from the West Indies called ROOTS as a lead
trumpeter. This band served as the house band and played
behind many guest artists.
with many local bands playing Jazz, Rock & Roll, Top
40, West Indian Music, Latin Jazz, Salsa, and any type of
music that was available to play.
Worked with RUFUS featuring CHAKA KHAN and the MICHAEL
K I L L S:
/ Flugelhorn player . . . Acoustic / Electric Bass player
. . . music preparation: copying, arranging,
orchestrating, composition . . . accounting . . .
road-management . . . promotions . . . midi sequencing .
. . multi-track recording . . .
Business and Music Computer Software:
Microsoft Office SUITE, MS Works, WordPerfect Office, Opcode
Vision, Finale 2012, Band-in-a-Box, Paint Shop Pro, PageMaker 6.5, Sound Forge, AutoCAD R13
thru 2012, Photo Shop,
Cakewalk Home Studio and Pro Audio . . .
available upon request
You can either e-mail me: Ted Murdock
Or you can write to me:
P.O. Box 27125
Los Angeles, CA 90027