Silent Film Accompanist, Organist, Pianist, Film Scorer, Composer, Musician

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My Story

Tedde Gibson accompanying a student silent film at the Seattle Paramount Theatre.

Tedde Gibson is one of a few musicians comfortable playing jazz, gospel, and classical music on the pipe organ, which is the ultimate instrument to showcase his talents.

A native of Tacoma, WA, Tedde began playing piano at age four, studying with Gail Brooks and the late Dorothy Bade. He later studied pipe organ with the late Dr. Edward Hansen, former American Guild of Organists (AGO) president,  piano with Dr. Stephen Moore, and voice with the late Dr. Thomas Goleeke at the University of Puget Sound (UPS). He studied classical organ improvisation with Prof. David Dahl of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA, and Dr. J. Melvin Butler of the University of Washington(UW) and St. Marks Cathedral, Seattle, WA. While attending UW, he also studied pipe organ with Dr. Carol Terry. Tedde has also coached with theatre organist Jonas Nordwall of Portland, OR and the late Andy Crow of Olympia, WA.  Since moving to the Metropolitan DC area in late 2003, he has studied classical organ with Howard University professor and musicologist Dr. Mickey Thomas Terry. Mr. Gibson briefly studied at Peabody Conservatory of Music as a student of former AGO President Dr. John Walker.

He cut his theatre organ teeth as an organist at Pizza and Pipes in Tacoma, WA for 5 years until that restaurants’ demise in 1999. He performed extensively on the premier theatre and classical organs in Washington State prior to moving to the east coast.

 Mr. Gibson is a sought after silent film accompanist and has performed in Seattle, New York City, Detroit, Burlington, NC, Stone Mountain, GA, Jersey City, and Philadelphia, PA at the famed Macys/Wanamaker store which hosts the world’s largest playing pipe organ. Tedde has collaborated with several gospel and jazz artists including Byron Cage, Melba Moore, Earnest Pugh, Twinkie Clark, Jennifer Holiday, and Dorinda Clark-Sheard. 

Tedde is organist/musician-in-residence at the First Baptist Church of Highland Park in Landover, MD (www.fbhp.org), organist/pianist at Capitol Hill Seventh-Day Adventist Church, (http://www.capitolhillsdachurch.org) and organist at Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian Roman Catholic Church (https://hcscchurch.org), both in DC. He teaches general music at Highland Park Christian Academy in Landover, MD. He has recorded two cds on a 4 manual 38 rank Wurlitzer theatre organ in a private residence in Great Falls, VA: At Last, and Let There Be Praise Volume I

Tedde Is the Vice Chairman of the Board of the American Theatre Organ Society. (www.atos.org).


Inspiration

Tedde playing the Sanfillippo Wurlitzer in Barrington Hills, IL.

Because I enjoy so many genres of music, it is hard to narrow down the list, so here we go:

Stevie Wonder

Jean Guillou

Virgil Fox

George Wright

Jesse Crawford

Anomalie

John Williams

J. S. Bach

Louis Vierne

Cesar Franck

Christopher Herrick

Daft Punk

Christopher Cross

Earl Wild

Earth, Wind, and Fire

Quincy Jones

Foreigner

Melvin Crispell

Isao Tomita

M.I.A.

Michael Giacchino

Michael Jackson

Nicholas Hooper

Ohio Players

Pointer Sisters

Richard Smallwood

Chaka Kann

Sandi Patty

Xaiyin Wang

Dario Marianelli

James Horner

Tom Eyen

Thelonius Monk

Maurice Ravel

Max Reger

The Walsh Sisters

Hans Zimmer



I'm not just interested in the pipe organ

Tedde playing the piano during a service at Capital Hill SDA Church in Washington, DC

Because of my many musical influences, I own a small recording studio which allows me the freedom to work in multiple musical genres, not limited to:

- jingles

- commercial music

- motion picture and television scores

- political commercial music

- infomercial music

- music scoring for publication

- video game scoring


Have an idea or have media which needs music? Let's talk! Feel free to hit my contact page. 

I looking forward to hearing from you.

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