"A True american Gypsy! Ambassador and pioneer of the style in america!"
While not of Gypsy descent, Teddy Gottsegen (Got-say-ɡen) has been active participant in the international Gypsy Swing scene for 15 years. A professional jazz guitarist with a Masters in Music degree from The Conservatory at Purchase College who has toured in 30 U.S. States, three Canadian provinces and 8 different countries including the Middle East through the U.S. State Department. My specialty is pre-war jazz from all acoustic string jazz a’la Django Reinhardt to big and small band swing for dancers.
Some of the groups I’ve performed and/or recorded with:
The Baby Soda Jazz Band
Dan Levinson’s Swing Wing and Fête Manouche
Vince Giordano & His Nighthawks
Bria Skonberg & Her Hot 5
Michael Arenella’s Dreamland Orchestra
Dorado, Samson & Tchavolo Schmitt
I’m currently fronting my own group varying in size from 2-7 pieces.