Teddy Kumpel is an American, New York based guitar player, singer, producer and engineer who has worked with Joe Jackson, Rickie Lee Jones, Feist, Nine Inch Nails, Marshall Crenshaw, Laura Branigan, Teddy Thompson, Ana Egge, Billy Martin, Sharissa, Saul Zonana, John Robinson, Janice Robinson, Michael Bland, Omar Hakim, Kenny Wollesen’s marching band, Janet Jackson, Paquito D’Rivera, Jenny Scheinman, Jonah Smith, Anna F, The Zen Tricksters, Michael Blake and Blake Tartare, Toots Hibbert, Toots Thielmans, Frankie Paul, Timothy “Speed” Levitch, Eric Schenkman, Arnie Lawrence, Martha Redbone, Goodie Mob, Sex Mob, Tony Scherr, Tower of Power, Leslie Mendelson, Clark Gayton’s Explorations in Dub, Spottiswoode and His Enemies, Frankie Paul, Dennis Brown, The Barbarians, The Supremes, Mbalafunk, India Arie and many feature film scores composed by his long time pal and Emmy winner Alex Wurman including "Temple Grandin", “Anchorman”, “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” and “Taladega Nights”.
Teddy is also famous for his famous New York City based performance called LOOPESTRA! Despite what the multi layered sound might tell you, everything you hear from the Teddy Kumpel LOOPestra on stage is played live. With innovative use of looping technology and his vast experience mangling vintage and modern sounds Teddy effortlessly creates myriad textures that make you think there must be a whole slew of musicians hiding backstage. A veritable funkdafied psychadelic orchestra appearing as a rock trio!
In 2015 Teddy and D&A Guitar Gar joined forces, and now whether in the studio, performing his own material live, or on tour with some of the biggest names in the business, we are right there with him.