Masters degree in Music - University of Miam
Bachelors degree in Music Performance - University of Central Florida
Experience: 30 years
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In 1993, Todd finished his Masters degree in Music from the University of Miami where he studied Bass Trombone and Composition/Arranging. He also was a member of the Concert Jazz Band while at the University. In 1994, Todd moved to Brazil and has since been working as a trombonist, arranger, composer, conductor and teacher.
Todd is currently Musical Director of the Banda Jazz Sinfonica de Diadema. He also writes for many of Brazil´s top musical organizations such as the Orquestra Jazz Sinfonica do Estado de Sao Paulo (arrangements for Dave Liebman, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Jazz Composers with Ted Nash and Fabiana Cozza), Orquestra Filhamonica de São Bernardo, Banda Sinfonica Jovem do Estado de Sao Paulo, Orquestra de Sopros (Conservatorio de Tatui) and the Big Band of Tatui. Todd is a featured writer with Soundscape Big Band Jazz. Banda Jazz Sinfonica de Diadema and Banda Jazzco. Todd has recorded a solo CD which features many of Brazil´s finest jazz players - Todd Murphy and Bandazul - Novo Brasileiro. Todd was commissioned in 2004 to write an original composition for Fred Mills (formerly with Canadian Brass) and the Brass Choir from the University of Georgia (Blues Fantasy for Brass).
As a Trombonist: Bandazul, Banda Jazzco, Banda Metal Manera of Chico Oliveira, SoundScape Big Band Jazz, Banda Savana, Zerro Santos Big Band Project, Arcomancia, Arte Viva Orchestra, Appeared with Rita Lee on the Jo Soares TV show in 2000, Trombonismo (1998-1999), Interchanges (contemporary Jazz), Grupo Novo Horizonte, Miami Symphony Orchestra.
Shows with Famous Artists: Hermeto Pascoal, Banda Mantiquira, Toquinho, Ed Motta, Gal Costa, Zelia Duncan, Daniela Mercury, Ivan Lins, Rita Lee, Titas, Fala Mansa, Elba Ramalho, Zimbo Trio, Frank Sinatra Jr., Jerry Lewis and the Les Elgart Orchestra to name a few.