Ted Unseth & the Americana Classic Jazz Orchestra
Ted Unseth & the Americana Classic Jazz Orchestra (ACJO).
Note-for-note transcriptions (including original solos) of classic Americana/American Jazz Orchestra recordings performed Live! and in concert. Unique repertoire focusing primarily on the Jazz Age - 1920's-1930's.
[Hint: Click on "Audio", start the first track, then browse this site and/or links as you hear the Five Best Examples.]
The Americana Classic Jazz Orchestra specializes in note-for-note transcriptions (including original solos) of classic Americana/American Jazz Orchestra recordings performed Live! and in concert. Unique repertoire found nowhere else in the world, focused primarily (but not exclusively) on the Jazz Age (1920's-1930's).
4205 15th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
**Instrumental: Piano, Guitar, Saxophones, Clarinet, Harmonica, Voice
**Conceptual: Composing, Arranging, Transcribing, Philologizing
**Essay: "Jazz, The Abused Muse"; Many Corners Magazine; Mpls., MN; 1981
**Musical Director: "Fiorello", Bethany Jr. College: Mankato, MN; 1966
**Singer/Songwriter: Folk/Rock/Blues, Mpls., MN; 1968-1973
**Guitar Instructor: West Bank School of Music; Mpls., MN; 1968-1970
**Composer: La Mama ETC/The University of MN Company “Comings and
**Music Workshop Director: Urban Arts Program; Mpls. Public Schools: 1970-
**Founder/Leader/Piano/Sax/Clarinet/Vocals: Wolverines CLASSIC JAZZ
ORCHESTRA (now known as AMERICANA CLASSIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA); 1973-1980
**US President Jimmy Carter Inaugural Ball, Washington, DC; Classic Jazz
**Composer: "Quintets 1 & 2"; West Bank School of Music; 1978
**Music Director: "Falling Moons"; Children's Theatre Company; Mpls., MN;
**Composer/Arranger/Co-Leader: WCJO (now known as ACJO); 1980-1984
**Arranger/Leader/Sax/Clarinet/Vocals: TED UNSETH and DE STIJLISTICS
(later known as AMERICANA CLASSIC JAZZ ENSEMBLE, septet version
of ACJO); 1982-present
**Music Director/Arranger/Conductor/Alto Sax: "Holiday Inn"; Mixed Blood
Theatre; Mpls., MN; 1983
**MN Governor Al Quie Inaugural Ball, St. Paul, MN; Classic Jazz Orchestra,
**Recipient: National Endowment for the Arts; Jazz Fellowship Grant; 1985
**Music Director/Arranger/Sax/Clarinet: AnEx/IDS National Convention; 1986
**Music Director/Arranger/Sax/Clarinet: Aetna Life and Casualty Regional
**Music Director/Arranger/Sax/Clarinet: "La Revue Negre: A Tribute to Josephine
Baker"; Ruby's Cabaret; Mpls., MN; 1989
**Transcriber: Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra; Washington, DC; 1990-
**Transcriber: "Rebirth of the Cool"; Gerry Mulligan; 1992
**Founder/Arranger/Leader: AMERICANA CLASSIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA (formerly
known as Wolverines CJO); 1984-present
**Director: “ACJO 20th Anniversary Concerts with Benny Waters”; Bandana Square; St.Paul, MN; 1993
"Director: "Americana Classic Jazz Orchestra at Minnehaha Falls Park", Minneapolis, MN; 2010
**Composer/Arranger: via computer: 2000-present
** "I'm Goin' Home" Singer/Songwriter CD available at "cdbaby.com"
** "ACJO 20th Anniversary w/Benny Waters" CD available "cdbaby.com"
For Americana Classic Jazz Orchestra, visit:
For Composer/Arranger, visit:
"Ted Unseth and the ACJO - 20th Anniversary Concerts w/Benny Waters" CD. Available at cdbaby.com.
Various 'bootleg' combinations available on request - Ted has a large Archive Library that offers several options. For a clearer picture, visit www.reverbnation.com/tedunseth and review the ACJO Music Library sampler. 37+ years of recorded archives.