Exhibition & Residency:
January 4 – March 30, 2016
Live Event: Santa Monica, CA – LEARN MORE
Teddy Raven is a Bay Area based saxophonist, composer, and educator. Involved in a diverse group of projects and genres, Teddy has performed or recorded with music luminaries Sly and the Family Stone, Beats Antique, Jazz Mafia, Deana Martin, The Original Coasters, and Theodossi Spassov among others. He has also toured throughout the United States, Western and Eastern Europe and Turkey, and has released three albums of his original music.
As a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music in 2010, Teddy majored in Jazz Studies and was fortunate enough to study with saxophonists Bob Mintzer, Bob Sheppard, and classical composers Erika Muhl and Veronica Krausas.
Following USC, Teddy received a Fulbright Fellowship in Bulgaria to study folk music in 2012/13, which culminated in an album featuring over 30 Bulgarian musicians and mostly original music. Since returning from his time abroad, Teddy has made a strong impact on the vibrant Bay Area music scene as a performer, composer, and educator. Teddy is a member of local bands Kuckaw! (East Bay funk), Midtown Social (California Soul), MWE (instrumental Balkan), and the Jazz Mafia (musicians’ collective).
Teddy is a passionate educator committed to sharing what he has learned from many exceptional mentors. He runs a private teaching studio, is on faculty at the Community Music Center in the Mission District of San Francisco, and works with the San Francisco Symphony giving woodwind workshops at public schools throughout the city.