On the Front Row with Ted Ludwig Trio
Ludwig is a young virtuoso of the seven-string guitar. Hitting the Arkansas music scene from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, Ludwig plays a blend of traditional jazz and innovative improvisation with incredible skill. With clear lines back to his mentor, Hank Mackie, Ludwig holds melody and rhythm in place while adding solos and riffs of amazing brilliance.
On September 8th, AETN Presents: Front Row hosted a free concert by the incredibly talented Ted Ludwig Jazz Trio, which features Ted Ludwig on 7-String guitar, Brian Brown on drums and Joe Cripps on bass.
Ted Ludwig, a native of New Orleans, began playing guitar in 1989. His earliest influences were rock musicians like Jimmy Page, Jimmy Hendrix and Eric Clapton. While a student at the University of New Orleans, Ludwig studied with jazz notables Ellis Marsalis, Harold Batiste and Steve Masakowski. He began performing professionally in 1997, as a sideman and also fronting his own quartet. He was involved in a duo guitar project with Hank Mackie and released a recording with Mackie entitled Sketches.
He has performed with many notable artists including: Peter Bernstein, Howard Alden, Mundell Lowe, Larry Coryell, Sid Jacobs, Ron Eschete, Barry Greene, Steve Masakowski, Corey Christiansen, Hank Mackie, Mike Pellera, Johnny Vidacovich, the Johnny Mercer Orchestra and many others.