About Ted Belledin

Born in Memphis and raised outside of Philadelphia, saxophonist Ted Belledin earned his Bachelor’s degree at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Ted was later accepted into the Arizona State University Graduate Program and moved to Arizona to pursue a career as a philosophy professor. He earned his Master’s degree in Philosophy and taught at the college level for three years – all the while continuing to play music as a regular member of the world music group Azz Izz.


Today, Ted performs regularly with Obadiah Parker and freelances across the Valley. In addition to playing saxophone, Ted doubles on piano and clarinet, composes, arranges, sequences music. He writes and produces with Paris Toon and Mother’s Favorite Child, and records at the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences.

Did you know?
  • Ted has performed with a wide variety of bands and musicians including Julie Dexter, Anthony David, The Temptations, Nik West, Lea Cappelli, Dennis Rowland, Papa John DeFrancesco, Jesse McGuire, Francine and Margo Reed, Bad Cactus Brass Band, Turning Point, Sherry Roberson, and many many more!

  • Ted has appeared on several albums including releases by Mother’s Favorite Child, Dennis Rowland, Paris Toon, Kinch, Stan Sorenson, The Trophy Husbands, Ray Riendeau, Joe Morris, Azz Izz, Jodi Light, Pete Gitlin, and more!

  • Ted appeared on the final track of the Grammy-winning Phoenix Chorale’s release, Northern Lights: Choral Works by Ola Gjeilo, which was named the “Classical Vocal Album of the Year” in iTunes Best of 2012.

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