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Technical Sergeant Tedd C. Baker
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Technical Sgt. Tedd Baker is a tenor saxophonist with the Airmen of Note, The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. Originally from Marshfield, Mass., Sergeant Baker's career in the Air Force began in 2002.

Sergeant Baker began playing professionally in Boston as a teenager. He then attended New England Conservatory on a scholarship earning a bachelor's degree. After a tour through the Middle East with a jazz trio, he moved to Queens, N.Y., to attend the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, where he earned his master's degree in 2001. While at Queens College, he placed first in the 2000 Hilton Head Jazz Society Competition. In 2001, he was chosen for the U.S. Department of State Jazz Ambassador Program, touring South America, Central America and Jamaica as a member of the Doron Richard Johnson Trio.

As a freelance saxophonist, Sergeant Baker has been privileged to work with many great artists including Barry Harris, David Sanborn, Slide Hampton, Eddie Daniels, Jon Faddis, Josh Groban, George Duke, Vanessa Rubin, Duane Eubanks, Donnie McCaslin, Jeremy Pelt, Victor Lewis, Essiet Essiet, Michael Mossman, Butch Warren, Pete Yellin, Arturo O'Farrill, and Gene Lake. His resume also includes performances with Fitz and the Tantrums, the Artie Shaw Orchestra, Washington Jazz Orchestra, Harry James Orchestra, Frank Carlberg/Andrew Rathbun Orchestra, and the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra under the direction of David Baker. In addition, Sergeant Baker's all-original debut CD received rave reviews from JazzTimes, and All About Jazz.

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