PHHS graduate Teddy Comora to perform at Kafe Mozart during Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Teddy Comora

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany Hills High School graduate Teddy Comora will be performing at Kafe Mozart on Thursday, March 31.

Also Kafe Mozart will be holding its Ribbon Cutting Grand Opening Celebration starting at 6:00 p.m. with Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, Mayor James Barberio, Council President Louis Valori, Council Vice President Robert Peluso, Councilman Paul Carifi, Jr., and Freeholder Tom Mastrangelo. Other officials have been invited. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. The public is invited.

Teddy Comora will be performing in the dining room starting at 6:00 p.m. and reservations are suggested.

Teddy has spent his life as a Parsippany resident, graduating from Parsippany Hills High School in 2014. He comes from a musical family. His Grandmother, Betty Comora, of Sarasota, Florida is an accomplished Jazz vocalist, pianist and washboard player.

Teddy began taking formal piano lessons as the age of seven, studying classical music, until he entered middle school and discovered Jazz.

He began taking lessons in Jazz piano, studying under local piano great, Regan Ryzuk, and saxophone lessons with Parsippany’s own Sax Legend, Frank Elmo.

Grover Kemble
Grover Kemble

In middle school he met Grover Kemble, who would become a Jazz mentor and would feature Teddy in the 2012 Mount Tabor Christmas Show on piano with Regan Ryzuk and in a Saxophone duet with his idol, Mark Rivera, of the Billy Joel Band.

In 2013, Grover produced Teddy’s first album, “Ready Teddy” which featured Teddy’s Jazz piano skills, accompanied by several local jazz musicians. Over the years, Teddy has had the opportunity to sit in with a number of Jazz musicians, including Sax legend, Jerry Vivino, of the Conan Obrien’s Basic Cable Band. He’s also been featured on piano, accompanying renowned Jazz artist, Joshua Redman.

He is currently studying at Cornell University, where he majors in Economics and minors in Music. At Cornell he is a member of the Jazz Band as well as the keyboard player in an R&B band and a Blues band.

Teddy will be performing at Kafe Mozart’s Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Thursday, March 31, starting at 6:00 p.m.

Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen will join the owners of Kafe Mozart in cutting the red ribbon, along with Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce President Robert Peluso.

Kafe Mozart is located at 2900 Route 10, in the Powder Mill West Shopping Center. Reservations are suggested for this event and can be made by calling (973) 998-7788.

Kafe Mozart has a large selection of delicious menu items such as panini’s, sandwiches, burgers, savory crepes, sweet crepes, dinner entrees and well as an espresso bar. For more information, click here.

In addition to Teddy, Grover Kemble will be performing on Thursday, April 14, 21 and 28. Grover is a musician, singer, and songwriter, well known for his spontaneous and daring approach to jazz, fun-loving personality, and classic showmanship.