Tricia Boutté, “Teedy”
In New Orleans, musical families are an important part of the social fabric. Tricia “Sista Teedy” Boutté is the next generation of a long line of talented New Orleans performers. The niece of the international jazz vocalist Lillian Boutté and versatile vocalist John Boutté. Singing almost before she could speak.
Teedy began singing in talent contests at the age of 5. At that time she also began musical training in piano, violin and slide trombone. Teedy began to concentrate on vocal music at age 15 and began her education in music studying over 15 years under greats like Ellis Marsalis, Harry Connick, Jr, Ed Peterson, Steve Masacowski and Germaine Bazzle. Before the age of 18 she began to perform with New Orleans’ jazz legends like Lloyd Lambert, Edward Frank, Fred Kemp and Joseph “Smokey” Johnson.
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