Brooklyn, NY-based composer/guitarist Ty Citerman writes, performs and teaches music across the spectrum of jazz, rock and contemporary classical music. He is a founding member and composer for the internationally-acclaimed, irreverent chamber jazz quartet Gutbucket; he leads the Tzadik Records-commissioned ensemble Bop Kabbalah; and he is an active composer of chamber music with works performed by Anti-Social Music, Bearthoven, bassoonist Sara Schoenbeck and The Collapse Guitar Quartet. He has shared the stage and performed with the American Composers Orchestra, John Zorn, Ethel, Glenn Branca, JACK Quartet, Jon Madof, Tigue, Kaoru Watanabe, Dana Lyn, Frank London, Rhys Chatham and Todd Reynolds, among others.
Ty has recorded for Cuneiform Records, Tzadik Records, Cantaloupe Music, Enja, Knitting Factory, NRW, and Gut Records. His music has been featured on National Public Radio ("Soundcheck" and "World Café Live"), Radio Free Europe and numerous college and independent stations across the US, UK, Canada, Australia and Europe. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, the London Jazz Festival, the Bang on a Can Marathon, Paris Jazz Festival, Belgrade Jazz Festival, Jazz a Vienne, Jazz Saalfelden, Worldport Jazz Festival and the Copenhagen Jazz Festival.
Ty’s music was commissioned by the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City in 2012 for the series "Tibet in Comics." He has written chamber music performed by JACK Quartet, Ethel and the percussion trio Tigue. He was a 2016 composer-in-residence with the Brooklyn College Big Band and a 2015 composer-in-residence with the Brooklyn College Contempo Ensemble.
Ty holds a Master of Music (M.M.) degree in music composition from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, where he studied with Tania León, Jason Eckardt and Dalit Warshaw. He studied classical and jazz guitar with Chris Rosenberg and Ben Monder. He divides his time between composing, teaching and touring/performing adventuresome music.