All posts by Ted

“I just took pianist-composer Ted Kooshian‘s fifth album, Hubub! for a spin, and felt uplifted for all eleven tracks…..Appealing, inventive tunes and downright fun. What more could you ask?” Tony Frankel, Stage & Cinema

“A great record … Kooshian, in addition to being a distinguished pianist, is also a very good composer.”Phontos Troussas, Vinyl Mine (Greece)

“Ted Kooshian heads a quintet that is just as dynamic and spectacular as he is. This is a show of virtuosity and inventiveness that should help create new jazz aficionados.” — Elio Bussolino, Rockerilla

“Seemingly a musician for all times, this album celebrates his composer talents, as well as his piano skills.” — Dee Dee McNeil, LA Jazz Scene

“Pianist Ted Kooshian swings hard and joyfully … a modern jazz messenger.” — George Harris, JazzWeekly

“A vigorously swinging, eclectic jazz album, resolutely bebop melodies and sounds with pop accents and a joy to listen to.” — Jacques Pauper, Couleurs Jazz

“★★★★ Remarkable … striking originals … Pianist Ted Kooshian’s talents as a composer are on display here where he crafts another “commotion” of an album, another ‘excitement’ of a session in successfully engineering a call answering the question, what’s all the Hubub! about? The answer: it’s ‘all about jazz’ in a unique vehicle that only Kooshian knows how to drive.” — Ed Blanco, All About Jazz

“Bright and engaging melodies, none of which seem commonplace or shopworn…An admirable session, given a more expressive voice thanks to Kooshian’s winning way with a melody and forceful blowing by all hands.” — Jack Bowers, All About Jazz

“A record worth listening to.” — Jan Granlie, Salt Peanuts

“Bright and sunny.” — Tom Hull,

Hubub! 10/07/2022

My new CD, Hubub! will be released by Summit Records on October 7, 2022!  The quintet is me on piano, John Bailey/trumpet, Jeff Lederer/sax, Dick Sarpola/bass, and Greg Joseph/drums.   Guests are Jim Mola/vocal and Katie Jacoby/violin.   Stay tuned to this website for soundclips, reviews, etc!