While his peers are downloading songs from the Billboard 100, Teddy Comora is making his own music.
Not only is he making music, but he’s going big time with it, and will formally release his debut CD this Sunday at Maxfields on Main in Boonton.
Comora wont be found in a boy band or strumming a guitar in a hyper-emotional state like most young performers today, rather, the Parsippany Hills High School senior is tickling the ivories on piano and playing the saxophone alongside Jazz pros Tim Metz on bass and John Hvasta on drums.
Local jazz musician Grover Kemble approached Comora in June 2013 about the idea of recording an album. Just a few months later the high school senior was in a Delaware Water Gap, Pa. recording studio called Mixolidean, laying down tracks for the his debut album titled “Ready Teddy.”
The album is a blend of jazz standards, medleys and interesting fusions of popular modern songs with classical jazz favorites.
“It was a great opportunity for me to learn about the process of recording and how the music industry works,” Comora said. “Grover has been an amazing mentor and Tim Mets and John Hvasta took the time to rehearse with me and add so much to this recording. I’m really grateful for their time, energy and creativity.”
With a fall date to enroll at Cornell University locked up, where Comora will study music and pre-med, he can now focus on the remainder of his senior year as an accomplished recording artist. The CD release party is scheduled for Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Maxfields on Main in Boonton.