As a 6th generation musician originally from New Orleans, trumpeter Thaddeus Ford has been immersed in the music and culture since birth.  His family, having arrived from the Dominican Republic (in 1875), has been integral to the birth and development of Jazz for over 135 years. 

An unexpected heart attack on October 7, 2013 caused the trumpeter to refocus his endeavors.  After traveling the world and performing locally (in New Orleans and Dallas, TX) for the last 17 years, the decision was made to concentrate on original music and the subsequent release of his debut EP.

The life altering event brought about a new character to the music and the man.  Emanating from his spirit,
a sense of hope, life, love and destiny runs through the music.

Recently, Thaddeus traveled the country for most of 2016 as the trumpeter in GRAMMY award winning Gospel star Kirk Franklin's "Twenty Years In One Night" touring band. In February 2017, Mr. Ford was awarded an "Artist Grant" from the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, which he used to compose an original suite entitled "From Tragedy to Triumph", which included original choreography by Michelle Gibson the Artist and loosely based on his personal life.  In 2017, he was nominated as "Best Jazz Act" by the Dallas Observer Music Awards.