Thaddeus Ford

Rooted deeply in jazz, with an ancestry lining back six generations to the beginnings of the musical genre itself in New Orleans, Dallas transplant Thaddeus Ford felt compelled to bring a different kind of performance to his new hometown. His grandfather toured and recorded with R&B legend Antoine “Fats” Domino, Jr., who helped lay the foundation for what would become rock and roll music, for more than twenty years. Little Richard, Guitar Slim and many others enlisted Ford’s grandfather to play on some of the earliest rock and roll records released, paving the way for his uncle to become a touring musician with Grammy Award-winning musician Harry Connick, Jr. Ford’s love for jazz and all sounds rooted in the tradition of Black American music and the Pan-African diaspora, along with his rich family history, has compelled him to share this style of music locally, but with a twist.

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