Ted Knight leads bands playing for Florida weddings, parties, dances, concerts and corporate events. It's real instruments in real time, and no backing tracks or drum machines. Click any image for a closer look. Click boldface text to jump to linked pages.
The Ted Knight Orchestra plays jazz, standards, pop, rock and variety. The eight-piece version has four horns for a true big band sound,.or go for the real deal, 16 to 20 pieces with full horn sections. At right, a big band wedding at Sante Fe River Ranch outside of Gainesville.
The World's Smallest Big Band plays pop and rock as well as jazz and standards, just like the orchestra. This group has four to six pieces with two horns -- trumpet and sax.
The Funky Dinosaurs play classic rock and greatest hits for parties, reunions, barbecues, concerts, and events of all kinds. The mix includes Beatles, Stones, Creedence and Clapton as well as Huey Lewis, Queen, Jimmy Buffet and Bruce Springsteen.. Hugh Fox is featured on lead guitar.
Knight Music jazz combos play for parties, promotional events, or any occasion. The Ted Knight Quartet includes piano, bass, drums, and tenor sax. Ted's trio, without the sax, played for three years at Erny's, the legendary Delray Beach restaurant and watering hole. His quintet, adding guitar or trumpet, plays every year for the annual employee luncheon for insurance giant Mutual of America at the Boca Raton Marriott.
The Dixie Ramblers are a specialty combo playing Dixieland jazz, good-time music like Tiger Rag and When the Saints Go Marching In. The usual lineup is five pieces with trumpet, trombone, clarinet, keyboard and drums, but combinations are available from three to seven pieces. At right, playing for the opening of a new TrustCo bank in Juno Beach.
The Knight Music Trio plays chamber music for wedding ceremonies with flute, cello, and piano or keyboard.
Ted is also a DJ with 20 years of radio experience, providing music for special events with a sound system that can handle crowds of 300 or more, indoors or out.
Knight Music has played at Walt Disney World in Orlando (below left), St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Delray Beacjh (below right), the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Sanibel Harbor Resort, the Boca Raton Resort, and Marsh Landing Country Club in Jacksonville. See thie Venue List.