Over the past two decades Ted Chubb has developed into both a deeply expressive trumpeter and an inventive composer. He is both an accomplished bandleader and has served as sideman to an impressive list of NYC’s top musicians, including Winard Harper, Christian McBride, Wallace Roney, Antonio Hart, Houston Person, Charenee Wade, Norman Simmons, Don Braden, Vince Ector, Melissa Walker, Bruce Williams, Billy Hart, Jerome Jennings, Oscar Perez, Mike Lee and Cecil Brooks III. He has performed at venues from NYC jazz clubs Smalls; Fat Cat, The Jazz Standard, and Dizzy’s at Jazz at Lincoln Center, to Jazz Festivals across North America, South America and Europe. Ted received his MM from Rutgers University and studied with master trumpet teacher, William Fielder. From 2006-2011, he toured with the Tony Award-winning show, Jersey Boys.
Ted is a passionate jazz educator and served as JAZZ HOUSE KiDS, Director of Music from 2012-2015. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Jazz Trumpet at Princeton University and continues to serve as JAZZ HOUSE KiDS, Vice President of Jazz Education + Associate Producer. He is also a member of the artistic leadership and production team responsible for curating all events for the Montclair Jazz Festival. He has led tours, master classes and JAZZ HOUSE cultural exchange programs across the US as well as the globe from Peru to most recently Bahrain.
Along with his wife, Rachel Ryll, Ted is co-owner, President & Artistic Director of “The Statuary” an active artist live/work/present space that serves as a hub for the local jazz community and presents world class jazz to the people of Jersey City. His solo release “Gratified Never Satisfied”, demonstrates an innate ability to adapt his knowledge, talent and worldliness to every aspect of his art and work. “I am in a phase in my life where I am trying to connect with and develop relationships through the music around the globe, anywhere there are people that can benefit from the positive and universal power of the music. In a time where so much of the world is trying to divide us from one another, I believe this is of the highest importance.”