Performance Listing
Star Support Photo Gallery

Ted Goddard, Guitarist & Music Educator

Ted Goddard began playing guitar at age eight inspired by his father, a professional saxophonist who worked with big-band leaders Red Norvo, Claude Thornhill, Hal McIntyre, Boyd Raeburn, and Benny Goodman. Goddard's desire to understand jazz harmony and improvisation first led to private studies with noted guitarist Barry Galbraith, followed by tutoring and jam sessions with other favorites: Joe Pass, Tal Farlow, Herb Ellis, Barney Kessel, Howard Roberts, Tommy Tedesco and Joe Diorio among them. Former college music professors include Grant Wolf and Don Bothwell at Mesa Community College; Dan Haerle, Dr. Tom Ferguson and Dr. Wallace Rave at Arizona State University; and Bill Dobbins at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester.

A professional musician since 1974, Goddard performs as a solo guitarist, leads his own jazz ensembles, backs top-name entertainers and jazz musicians, and plays touring Broadway shows. He has also served as an auxiliary musician to The Phoenix Symphony, and recorded commercial studio sessions for radio, television, and video soundtracks. As a roster artist with the Arizona Commission on the Arts from 1985 to 2005, Goddard conducted school residencies, performances, and outreach services throughout Arizona.

After working as a freelance musician for two decades (see performance listing below), Goddard returned to Arizona State University to complete a Master of Arts degree in music theory under Dr. Amy Holbrook and Dr. Ellon Carpenter. While at ASU, he served as a graduate teaching assistant in the music theory and ear training program and was appointed the school's first director of jazz guitar studies by former department head Chuck Marohnic. Goddard continues to pursue a performance career and also instructs private students in guitar technique, improvisation, theory, and comprehensive musicianship.

In 2000, he teamed with jazz arranger and pianist Prince Shell to archive and perform Shell's library for ten-piece band; their first CD, Speculation by "Prince Shell and the Ted Goddard 10tet," is the result of this partnership. Dedicated to the art of jazz, the 10tet maintains its affiliation with the American Federation of Musicians, Local 586, headquartered in Phoenix, AZ. Goddard also compiled music tracks from various recording sessions (1982-2003) to produce The Sonoran Sessions, a compilation CD featuring over 30 local and national jazz artists: Prince Shell, Tim Ray, Bob Ravenscroft, Charles Lewis, Ted Goddard Sr., Frank Smith, Steve Marsh, Gary Carney, Joe Corral, Fred Forney, Tom Miles, Dennis Monce, Tom Golden, Bob Lashier, Paul Johnson, David Wilson, Tim Downs, and many others. Please contact Goddard directly for CD purchases.

Certified by the Maricopa County Community College District in 1990, Goddard is a faculty member at Chandler-Gilbert Community College teaching music theory/aural perception, music business, jazz history, jazz theory, combo performance, and jazz improvisation. Prior teaching experience includes: Arizona State University; adjunct-faculty positions at Scottsdale Community College, Phoenix College, and Mesa Community College; Northern Arizona University's "Summer Music Camp" and "Summer Jazz Workshop"; Grant Wolf's "MCC Summer Jazz Workshop"; and guitar instruction at the Bob Ravenscroft Music Studio in Scottsdale, AZ.

    Society for Music Theory (SMT)
    Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA)
    Jazz Education Network (JEN)
    Arizona Association for Jazz Education (AAJE)
    Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame (AMEHOF) Advisory Council
    Jazz in Arizona, Inc. (JiA)
    American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM), Local 586

Performance Listing

    Since the mid seventies, my career has allowed tremendous opportunities to share the stage and perform with so many fabulous musicians and entertainers. I am grateful for those experiences.

Jazz, Big Band & Orchestra:
Bill Anderson, Alex Acuña, Brad Bauder, Lee Baxter, Louie Bellson, Chuck Bird, Armand Boatman, Don Bothwell, Bud Brisbois, Brian Bromberg, Gary Carney, Allan Chase, Joe Corral, Chuck Craig Orchestra, Pete Christlieb, Jon Crosse, Mike Crotty & Deater O'Neill, John Daley, Gene Davis, Alan Dawson, Rick DellaRatta & the Jazz for Peace Big Band conducted by Art Lillard, Bud Dimock, Bill Dobbins, Eastman Studio Orchestra, Les and Larry Elgart, Herb Ellis, Walt Elmore, John Fedchock, Clare Fischer, Bruce Forman, Fred Forney, Gary Foster, Lou Garno, Terry Gibbs, Bernie Glow, Tom Golden, Keith Greko, Jeff Hamilton, Jimmy Heath, Eddie Hollis, Joe LaBarbera, Bob Lashier, Charles Lewis, Sabby Lewis, Jeff Linsky, Danny Long, Hugh Lovelady, Eddie Madden, Pete Magadini, Steve Marsh, Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Don Menza, Ladd McIntosh, Charles McPherson, Butch Miles, Tom Miles, Ted Moore, Sarah Morrow, Joe Muccioli, Lewis Nash, "Shorty" Nault, Tommy Newsom Orchestra, Jack Petersen, Sam Pilafian, Bill Plummer, John "Schoolboy" Porter, Jack Radavich, Bob Ravenscroft, Tim Ray, Margo & Francine Reed, Tommy Reed Orchestra, Judy Roberts, Dennis Rowland, Diane Schuur, Dr. Martin Schwartz, Joey Sellers, Neal Seroka, Ed Shaughnessy, Prince Shell, Claudio Slon, Frank Smith, Marvin Stamm, Ray Starling, Louis Stewart, John Stowell, Phillip Strange, Ira Sullivan, Clark Terry, Tommy Tedesco, Ross Tompkins, Richard Torres, Pat Trapani Orchestra, Bill Usselton, Art Van Damme, Frank Vignola, Bob Washut, Bill Watrous, Buddy Weed, Bob Weller, Dick Weller, Lenny White, Bob Wilber, David Wilson, Grant Wolf’s Valley Big Band, Snooky Young, Rene Valdez.

Star Support:
Anna Marie Alberghetti, Ed Ames, Frankie Avalon, Pat Boone, Foster Brooks, Julie Budd, George Burns, Glen Campbell, Vickie Carr, Diahann Carroll, JoAnne Castle, Carol Channing, Don Cherry, Charo, Rosemary Clooney, Perry Como, Vic Damone, John Davidson, Julie Dees, Dom DeLouise, Phyllis Diller, The Drifters, Fabian, Ferrante & Teicher, The 5th Dimension, Barbara Eden, Michael Feinstein, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Sergio Frankie, Danny Gans, Kelly Garret, Mitzi Gaynor, Eydie Gorme, Robert Goulet, Buddy Greco, Joel Grey, Phil Harris, Bob Hope, Lena Horne, Guy Hovis, Marilyn King, Frankie Lane, Steve Lawrence, The Lennon Sisters, The Lettermen, Little Anthony & The Marvelettes, Hal Linden & The Gold Diggers, Rich Little, Trini Lopez, Gloria Loring, Howie Mandel, Rose Marie, Al Martino, The McGuire Sisters, Ann Miller, Rita Moreno, Jim Neighbors, Bob Newhart, Anthony Newley, Donald O'Connor, Patti Page, Bernadette Peters, Roberta Peters, Joe Piscopo, Charlie Pride, Juliet Prowse, Debbie Reynolds, Marlene Ricci, Don Rickles, Roger & Roger, Mickey Rooney, Sanler & Young, Dinah Shore, Lonnie Shore, The Smothers Brothers, Suzanne Somers, Frank Stallone, Kay Starr, Donna Summer, Danny Thomas, Bobby Vinton, Stars of Lawrence Welk (Anacani, Henry Cuesta, Dick Dale, Ralna English, Myron Floren, Jack Imel, et al.), Helen Whiting, Andy Williams, Roger Williams.

Star Support Photo Gallery: (click on thumbnail to enlarge)

The Phoenix Symphony:
Bob Bernhardt, Bill Conti, Michael Feinstein conducted by John Oddo, Lawrence Golan, Richard Hayman, Michael Krajewski, Carol Lawrence, Hermann Michael, Madelyn Renee Monti, Robert Moody, Rita Moreno, Luciano Pavarotti conducted by Leone Magiera, Bernadette Peters conducted by Marvin Laird, Dennis Rowland conducted by Michael Christie, Gunther Schuller, Frederica von Stade, Roger Williams, Die sieben Todsünden and Threepenny Opera by Kurt Weill, Lord of the Rings Symphony conducted by Alexander Mickelthwate, George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess conducted by Richard Westerfield and Rhapsody on Gershwin conducted by Loras John Schissel, Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story, and various "Pops" programs.

Broadway Touring Shows & Television:
with Sally Struthers, Cabaret starring Joel Grey, Chicago, A Chorus Line, Fiddler on the Roof starring Theodore Bikel, Fiesta Bowl Halftime Show, 42nd Street, Grease featuring Fabian, Hello Dolly starring Carol Channing, The Lion King, Los Angeles Ballet, Maricopa Institute for Arts and Entertainment Technology: Jazz Masters
Prince Shell & the Ted Goddard 10tet, Miss Arizona Pageant, Oklahoma!, Rocky Mt. Emmy Awards, Show Boat starring Tom Bosley, Sugar Babies starring Mickey Rooney & Ann Miller, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Tropicana Follies Bergere, The Will Rogers Follies starring John Davidson.

Radio Broadcasts:
    KMCR, NPR Phoenix/Mesa

    Jazz From Studio One: The Ted Goddard Sextet featuring Fred Forney (t), Frank Smith (as/ts/fl), Tim Ray (p), Ted Goddard (g), Tom Golden (b), Paul Johnson (d). Produced by Bob Ravenscroft.

    Jazz From Studio One: The Tom Goodwin Quintet featuring John "Schoolboy" Porter (ts), Prince Shell (p), Ted Goddard (g), Curtis Stovall (b), Tom Goodwin (d). Produced by Bob Ravenscroft.

Festival & Concert Performances:
Arcosanti Festival; ASU Jazz Festival; Berkley Jazz Festival; Chandler Jazz Festival; Coconino Center for the Arts; Disneyland, Anaheim, CA; Jazz in AZ Jazz Festival; Las Vegas Jazz Festival; NAU Jazz Festival; No-Nukes Jazz Festival; Paradise Valley Jazz Party; Oscar Peterson Trio, opening act, The Ted Goddard Trio; Phoenix Jazz Festival; Buddy Rich Big Band, opening act, The Ted Goddard Sextet; the "Roots of Jazz" series, Bird n' Be-Bop, The Big Bands arranged and conducted by Prince Shell; San Diego Jazz Festival; Santa Barbara Invitational Jazz Festival; Sea World; Sedona Jazz on the Rocks; Tubac Center for the Arts; Tucson Festival in the Sun.