Capital Hotel


The Ted Ludwig Trio plays “world class jazz” in the hotel Lobby every Thursday-Saturday from 7:00pm-10:00pm.

Ted Ludwig is a world-class jazz guitarist from New Orleans, LA. After Hurricane Katrina, he relocated to Little Rock, AR where he continues to write, record, and perform some of the best jazz around. He is also sought after as a guitar teacher.

Ted earned a Masters degree from the University of New Orleans and has continued his involvement with the university guitar program. He has received awards from the ASCAP Foundation and the New Orleans-based fine arts organization Overture to the Cultural Season for his abilities as a musical performer.

Ludwig was born in New Orleans and started playing guitar in 1989. His earliest influences were rock musicians like Jimmy Page, Jimmy Hendrix and Eric Clapton. While a student at the University of New Orleans, Ludwig studied with jazz notables Ellis Marsalis, Harold Batiste and Steve Masakowski. He began performing professionally in 1997, as a sideman and also fronting his own quartet. He was involved in a duo guitar project with Hank Mackie and released a recording with Mackie entitled “Sketches.”

Ted has also performed with artists such as: Peter Bernstein, Howard Alden, Mundell Lowe, Larry Coryell, Sid Jacobs, Ron Eschete, Barry Greene, Steve Masakowski, Corey Christiansen, Hank Mackie, Mike Pellera, Johnny Vidacovich, the Johnny Mercer Orchestra and many others.