Seth Bedford blends the musical idioms of Weimar Kabarett, American Jazz, Tin Pan Alley, French chanson, tango, New Wave, early modern symphonic music and a variety of other musical sources to create a sound that defies categorization. Deeply inspired by musicians like Kurt Weill, Scott Joplin, Sergei Prokofiev and Tom Waits, he's written music for cabaret, theater, film, chamber music and the symphonic orchestra. Most recently, he’s had music premiered by ChamberLab in Reno, Nevada and by Maria Finkelmeier, Angela Shankar and Anna K. Larson in Boston, Massachusetts.
Seth holds a degree in music composition from the University of Texas where he studied with Kevin Putz. While there, he also studied piano, harp, cello and voice. After graduation, he began teaching public school orchestra in Austin, eventually relocating to New York to follow his career as a chansonnier and composer. Now he teaches orchestra and general music at the Old Trail School in Bath, Ohio.
He’s enthusiastic about Mid-Century Modernism and loves to paint and draw.