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Ted Ludwig Trio

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." 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.