A. Theodore S. Lewand
Ted is a New Yorker who first came to Thailand 17 years ago. Upon graduating from New York University with a Masters Degree in Music Composition,he began teaching at NYU and worked as a sideman in several bands,including a stint with Inner City recording artists "Dry Jack", a jazz/rock fusion group. His own fusion group "Whippets" also performed extensively during this period.
While in New York and later on return trips home, Ted also studied with the great guitarist Bill Conners of Chick Corea's "Return to Forever" fame. In 1991 he combined his interests in ethnomusicology with a love for Asian culture by moving to Thailand.
There he began working with various Thai and international artists as a composer and sideman,leading to projects with Sony, Warner, EMI, Nittitad and Grammy record labels.
Presently he teaches music at Assumption University (ABAC) and Silaprakorn University,and continues a busy schedule of recording,composing,and touring.