TRUMPETER THADDEUS FORD MAKES LOS ANGELES DEBUT
Trumpeter Thaddeus Ford and his 5 piece band (nominated as Best Jazz Act) brings a gumbo of jazz, New Orleans music, Afro-Caribbean rhythms, beautiful melodies and a sprinkle of funk - blending it all together with the charisma and edge of a rock star.
For 23 years, Thaddeus has been performing at several international Jazz festivals and held an 11 week residency at The House of Blues & Jazz in Shanghai, China. Mr. Ford is no stranger to the Los Angeles scene, having performed at The Wiltern Theater with GRAMMY Award winner Kirk Franklin.
A member of a prominent New Orleans family, which includes his grandfather saxophonist Clarence Ford (Fats Domino, LaBelle, Little Richard, Guitar Slim) he was also educated at The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, whose alumni include mentors Delfeayo and Wynton Marsalis, Terence Blanchard and Nicholas Payton