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ToddB is a guitarist and composer who blends a variety of genres and styles together in his instrumental compositions.
He is a highly accomplished player whose bands have fronted for renowned musicians such as Dave Brubeck and James Cotton. His music is available on Itunes, Amazon, Spotify, Youtube Music, Google play and others.
A native of South Windsor, Connecticut, ToddB began taking guitar lessons when he was nine. His first professional gig was at a local club playing with his band Rapid Transit. His early influences included a wide variety of musical genres and prominent groups . As his technique improved he began listening to Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Larry Carlton and numerous other guitarists.
After attending a four-year college, ToddB decided to further his musical education and was accepted to the prestigious Berklee College of music in Boston, MA and also the Jazz guitar program at the Univ. of Miami. Choosing Miami, he continued to gig with various bands including The Good Fellas, a nine-piece, blues influenced group.
Returning to Connecticut for a brief period of time, he founded ToddB’s Groove45 and began recording and producing his own music as well as that of other local musicians. During that time he played with the Floyd Patterson Jr. Band as well as a brief stint with the hugely popular jazz group, Street Temperature.
ToddB resides in NYC where he continues to compose, record and produce original music as well as play local gigs and sessions. He has studied music at The Univ. of Miami and The Mannes school of Music along with acclaimed jazz teachers Peter Prisco and Jack Wilkins.