Theodore Carney III, “TC III,” was born and raised in
Philadelphia. As the only son of Jazz Legends, Trudy Pitts and
Mr. C, he was raised in the heavy jazz tradition of the 60’s.
By the ripe old age of 14 years old, TC was already
performing his first gig with his parents opposite the
Mercer Ellington Big Band. Jazz luminaries such as; the
Heath brothers, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Dizzy Gillespie,
Shirley Scott, Grover Washington Jr., Roy Haynes among
many others were known to TC growing up simply as,
“aunts and uncles.” Given his deep roots from birth in
the Music, TC has had the opportunity to work with many
of the finest jazz musicians of the past 30 years.
In 2005 he released his debut album, Mega Jazz
Explosion, co-produced with Norman Connors on LifeForce
Jazz. He currently resides in the New York City area
leading his weekly residence at St. Nick’s Pub in Harlem
and performing around the world.