Ted Poor is a Seattle-based drummer whose adventurous, soulful playing has vaulted him to the stages of some of today’s most vital artists. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Ted has toured and recorded with such renowned artists as Paul Simon, Bill Frisell, Pat Metheny, Blake Mills, Madison Cunningham and Gabriel Kahane. He performed in the house band on the live radio broadcast of Live From Here with Chris Thile (formerly A Prairie HomeCompanion). Ted is a member of Andrew Bird’s band, and he is an Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle. His debut album, You Already Know, is out now on Impulse! (Verve/UMG). For this special duo presentation, Ted will be joined by trumpeter Cuong Vu who has performed with Pat Metheny, Laurie Anderson and David Bowie.