Moved to Los Angeles

After 8 years living in Brazil, I moved back to Los Angeles in August.
I am sad to leave so many good friends. Brazil is an incredibly musical place. I have great memories of working with some amazing people and bands. I am happy to be back with my family...

Weekly shows --Every Friday and Saturday in Brasilia

I have two on-going weekly lunch time gigs in Brasília with my trio with Felix Junior and Luiz Ungarelli/Valerio Xavier. Playing that Brazilian music that I love! Choro, frevo, forró, samba and jazz. It's free too. Come say hi and have lunch with us! Big hugs!

Fridays - Casarão -...

3 shows this weekend in Brasilia

3 tocadas esse fim da semana e tudo com parceiros músicais incríveis! Brasilia tem música sim…
Amanhã, 04/09, no Casarão (Vila Planalto) com Felix Junior e Valerinho Xavier 12h-15h choro and gypsy jazz
Sábado, 05/09, no Bar Santa Fé com Luiz Ungarelli e Henrique Lima Santos Neto. 13h-15h choro e...

House Concert success here in Brasilia!

House Concert success here in Brasilia!

For the past year, Sarah and I have been opening our home to many musicians to perform in our House Concert series. It's been a great success, with more and more people coming to enjoy music in a comfy atmosphere with wine and friends. Read more about the project at...

USA tour in August!

Upcoming dates in the US!

August 7 - Port Townsend -Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Trio with Alessandro Penezzi and Alexandre Ribeiro
August 8 - Seattle - The Triple Door -Trio
August 9 - Portland - The Historic Old Church - Trio

August 10 - San Diego - Point Loma Assembly...

Senhoritas Café returns on January 21st

After a much needed 3 week break, Senhorita's Café in Brasilia will resume its musical schedule starting January 21st.

Every Tuesday, Terça Beatles
An instrumental tribute to the music of the beatles with Ted Falcon, violin and piano, Pedro Martins, guitar and piano, Eduardo Belo, bass, and Célio Maciel, drums...

Tô Chegando wins the Best instrumental song!!

Tô Chegando was chosen as the winner of Radio Nacional FM's composers competition!!
It was an exciting show! Now off to the National final stage!

here is the link to the site to vote for Tô Chegando
http://www.arpub.org.br/index4.php?...

Jambrosia CD Release Show

New CD to be released at the Clube do Choro in Brasilia!
October 2nd, 2010 9:00pm

JAMBROSIA
with: Marcus Moraes, Rafael dos Anjos, Rafael dos Santos, Eduardo Belo, Serge Frasunkiewicz and Ted Falcon

2 house concerts in the SF Bay area in September

Getting ready to go to Californina Brazil Camp!
After I have 2 house concerts..
the first in Oakland on September 4th with Grupo Falso Baiano.. Ami, Zack and Brian..
and special guest, Alessandro Penezzi on guitar.
see the link:
the second show is in Mountainville at Instant Harmony on September...

Jambrosia CD Mixed!

Our new CD is mixed, being mastered, and should be here by the end of September if all goes well. The CD Release Party will be at the Clube do Choro in Brasilia on October 2nd, 2010.

Check out the link to hear some music, and see videos!

Jambrosia
Ted...

US Trip in May

Coming to California in May for a few concerts in Santa Monica and Santa Barbara.
Playing with old friends, going to be a good time!

See shows for more details

2 weekly jazz shows in Brasilia -- March

Playing every Thursday at the Balaio Café and now Friday nights at Senhorita's Café.
Jazz is happening in Brasilia!

Band features:
Ted Falcon -- violin and mandolin
Marcus Moraes/Raphael dos Anjos-- guitars
Eduardo Belo -- acoustic bass
Rafael Black --...

Electro Jazz project at Balaio Cafe

Starting October 5th, I'll be performing weekly at the Balaio Café in Brasilia.
In between sets there will be a DJ playing lounge/electronica jazz music.
The band will feature Marcus Moraes, guitar, Dudu Belo, bass and Rafael dos Santos, drums, and me on violin, electric piano and...

Olodum project/Sons de Cidadania

I've just started rehearsals with a percussion group of kids(7-20 yrs) called Sons de Cidadania. It's a new satellite project of Olodum (the famous percussion ensemble). I went to the rehearsal and was really moved by the music and the enthusiam of the kids. We've put together some music, including...

Opening shows for Arthur Moreira Lima

2 shows coming up opening for renown classical pianist, Arthur Moreira Lima.

He travels the country in a huge truck with a Steinway piano. The truck has stage lights, a stage and sound equipment ready. This is a clever cat!!
Take a look at his website
http://www.arthurmoreiralima.com.br/site/...

Senhoritas Café

The first month of jazz at Senhorita's Café was a big success!!
Here's the schedule for July

July 7 -- Hamilton Pinheiro, bass and Raphael dos Anjos, guitar
July 14 -- Raphael dos Anjos, guitar and Dudu Belo, acoustic bass
July 21 -- Pablo Fagundes, harmonica and Dudu Belo, acoustic...

Clube do Choro - Brasilia e Senhoritas Café

Just arrived in Brasilia, and have some good news!
I will start teaching violin in August at the famous Clube do Choro.
I made a proposal to have strings, and Reco do Bandolim and Fernando César approved it!

Also, I'm starting a weekly jazz jam session at Senhorita's Cafe featuring...

Ted and Pablo shows in California

Getting ready for several shows with my friend, Pablo Fagundes here in California.
We're playing June 21st at LACMA, July 12th at Skirball, and have a mini-tour that includes San Jose, Reno, San Francisco and Santa Cruz.


3 shows in São Paulo area this week

I'm in São Paulo getting ready for some great presentations here.
This Wednesday, April 23rd, I'll be playing a jazz show at Ao Vivo in Moema.
Then on Friday, April 25th, I'll be with Pablo Fagundes at SESC Campinas. Finally on April 29th, Pablo and I will be showcasing at...

Workshops in Brasilia---gratuito---April 12-13th

O VIOLINO NA MÚSICA POPULAR

Objetivo do curso:

Explorar estilos fora do repertório erudito reservado tradicionalmente ao violino. Sendo o músico e professor Ted Falcon de origem norte-americana (ver currículo a seguir), a história da música popular americana e suas vertentes será explorada. No caso do jazz, será trabalhada a...

TV Câmara Talentos

On March 3rd, Pablo Fagundes and I will be recording a one hour music program here in Brasillia called "Talentos".
It's a National TV program that is recorded in front of a live audience.
They've asked us to prepare 40 minutes of music.
We've been invited there to perform our...

Happy Holidays and New Year 2008

Wishing you a great holiday! 2007 was an exciting year full of travel, adventure and surprises.
Let's make 2008 a year of peace and love with lots of great music, friends and family.
Happy Holidays to you.
Keep warm!...

New Shows added!! Allentown Symphony Hall

On August 10th, Pablo and I will be in Allentown, Pennsylvania to perform in the cities finest concert venue, Symphony Hall.

This is a special event!! Returning home to Allentown to play where I grew up.

We will feature my father, Marvin Falcon on guitar, Gary Rissmiller on drums and...

TV and Radio programming

Pablo and I are scheduled for a televison performance on "Backstage Los Angeles", a regional television program that boasts 500,000 viewers.
This is on July 19th, 1:30pm in Los Angeles.

Also, we'll be the special guests on KPFK's Global Village program on Friday, July 27th at 11:00am with host Sergio...

Ted and Pablo shows

We're booking shows for July and August throughout California.
Right now we're in Santa Barbara July 13-14th, the Coffee Gallery in Altadena on July 27th, looking at Victorville for the weekend of Aug. 17-19th, then LACMA on August 25th with the Los Angeles Choro Ensemble.

Back in the U.S.A.

After an amazing 5 1/2 month long trip to Brazil, I'm finally back in Los Angeles.
So many stories and experiences to talk about.
I'm excited to give you this update about a new CD that I recorded in Brazil with the great harmonica player, Pablo Fagundes.
It's all done,...

Brazil update

Rio de Janeiro
I had the opportunity to play at the Teatro Rival this week with the great samba group, Mulato Velho.

Teatro Rival is one of Rio´s historic theaters full of photos of the 20´s and 30´s. It was a real honor and pleasure to play at this classic...

TV Senado program to air March 24th and 25th

Conversa de músico, a 1 hour program in Brasilia filmed next to the National Congress Building, at the Palacio do Itamaraty will air on March 24th and 25th on Brazilian National Public TV.

Trio with Ted Falcon, violin and mandolin, Pablo Fagundes, harmonica and Marco Vasconcellos, guitar

We played some...

Carnaval with Armandinho in Salvador, Bahia

Feb 17- 21 I've been invited to play with Armandinho in Salvador for Carnaval.
This is the biggest show of my life.. I'll be playing for millions of people on top of a truck in the parade with his Trio Eletrico.

more details...

Recording with Alessandro Penezzi and Roberta Valente

I´m in São Paulo recording with Alessandro Penezzi, Roberta Valente and Pablo Fagundes this week. Alessandro and Roberta are members of the group, Choro Rasgado, one of the most exciting choro groups I´ve ever heard.
We´re recording two classic choro tracks, Odeon and Lingua de Preto.

Pablo and I will...

new show in São Paulo this week at Magnolia

We're going to play a mixture of originals, choros and jazz.
I'm really excited to perform with these great musicians!
this Thursday, February 1st, 2007

Pablo Fagundes---harmonica
Alessandro Penezzi--guitar
Roberta Valente---pandeiro
Fabricio---cavaquinho

Ted Falcon---violin and...

3 new shows in Brasil--Sao Paulo and Brasília

- dia 01/02 - Fnac Pinheiros (SP) trio with Alessandro Penezzi (guitar) and Pablo Fagundes (harmonica) 19:30
Entrada franca - informações - www.fnac.com.br


- dia 12/02 - Brasília Projeto C'est si bon Bem Brasil apresenta: TED FALCON TRIO 20h30 - Creperia C'est si bon, 408 sul. Informações...

Show in Sao Paulo, Brasil at Ao Vivo

A big show coming up in Sao Paulo on January 27th.
We're going to play a mixture of originals, choros and jazz.
I'm really excited to perform with these great musicians!

Pablo Fagundes---harmonica
Alessandro Pennezzi--guitar
Roberta Valente---pandeiro
Milton Mori---cavaquinho

Ted Falcon---violin and...

Brasil Choro Festival- December 2006

I've been invited to perform at the 3rd Annual Festival Chorando Sem Parar in Sao Carlos, Brasil with guitarist, Marcos Cavalcante, Alessandro Penezzi and his quartet.
It's a great honor for me to participate in this festival with Paulo Moura, Armandinho, Yamandu Costa, Luizinho 7 Cordas, Miltinho do Bandolim, Roberta...

New photos from Japan

I've uploaded some pictures from my recent trip to Japan.
2 collections of photos. One at this link by Swiss photographer, Peter Jakob, and the other is my personal collection in the gallery section.

CD Release party in Japan

CD Release Party for my new CD, Memorias do Brasil in Tokyo, October 25th.
Location: You-Q-An, by Toritsudaigaku station, 5 stops or so from Shibuya.

You-Q-An: Ted Falcon, Ohtamaru, Nagaoka, Capital!!
2000yen

Ted Falcon (mandolin), Ohtamaru (7-string guitar), Keijiro Nagaoka (pandeiro), Capital (guitar)
open: 7pm, start: 8pm
Daikiku Bldg. B1,...

DVD Live from the Vic

I've just finished a DVD of the May 31st CD Release party from The Vic.
The DVD features the Los Angeles Choro Ensemble, Katia Moraes, Rebecca Kleinmann, Fabiano Nascimento, Carlitos del Puerto, Ami Molinelli and my father, Marvin Falcon.

The DVD is for promotion only, and my hope is to...

Choro Ensemble featuring Ted Falcon---Memories of Home

Homecoming Concerts
CD Release for Memories of Brazil in New York City and Allentown, PA.

Memórias do Brasil is violinist Ted Falcon’s first mandolin recording in a program of elegant Brazilian choro and jazz. The CD features some originals and music from Jacob do Bandolim, Ernesto Nazareth, Hermeto Pascoal, Pixinguinha...