Tedd Baker began playing professionally in Boston as a teenager. He placed first in the 2000 Hilton Head Jazz Society Competition. In 2001 he was chosen for the US Department of State Jazz Ambassador Program, touring South America, Central America and Jamaica as a member of the Doron Richard Johnson Trio. In 2002 he joined the Airmen of Note, USAF Band, Washington, D.C. Tedd Baker's all-original 2006 debut CD “Mugshots” received rave reviews from JazzTimes, and All About Jazz. He is also featured on numerous recordings including the Taylor/ Fidyk Big Band "Live At Blues Alley," and The Young Lions "Live At Bohemian Caverns" with Kris Funn, Allyn Johnson, and Quincy Phillips.