Internationally acclaimed guitarist Ted Shumate has performed and/or recorded with some of the most famous musicians in the history of jazz and blues, such as: Nat Adderley for 10 years, Ira Sullivan, Red Rodney, Jimmy Cobb, Kenny Drew Jr., Joey Barron, Peter Erskine, Branford Marsalis, Lucky Peterson, Sonny Fortune, Larry Willis, Al DiMeola, Jeff Berlin, Walter Booker, Chip McNeill, Kenny Werner, Garry Dial, Gumbi Ortiz, Longineu Parsons, Wynton Marsalis, Gonzalo Mico and many others.
Ted has been a guitar professor at Northwest Florida State College, and at Gulf Coast State College where was also the director of the jazz band and taught jazz improvisation courses. Shumate also taught at the prestigious Guitar Institute Of Technoloy at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California.
Masters Of Humanities - Tiffin University
Bachelor Of Arts - Jazz Studies, Composition - Eckerd College
Graduate- Musicians Institute
Associate Of Arts - Guitar - Music - St. Petersburg College
Ted has recorded 7 CDs under his own name, his most recent being "Mediterranean Midnight." He has played on countless other CDs by numerous artists in the U.S.A. and abroad. Currently he is recording for Tribal Records and his music is available on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody,
and most retail music outlets.