Todd Herbert is a tenor saxophonist who has been residing in New York City since the nineties. Originally from the town of Evanston, just north of Chicago, Todd began playing the saxophone when he was ten. Todd studied privately and performed in his middle school and high school concert and jazz bands before receiving a bachelor's degree in jazz studies from the University of Miami. Todd followed up his studies in Chicago where he played professionally as a side man with various groups as well as leading his own. He became a member of Charles Earland's band and after an extended stay he joined Freddie Hubbard's band, with whom he performed for several years. In 1997 Todd moved to NYC where he has been performing as a side man and a leader ever since.
Shortly after his arrival in NYC, Mr. Hubbard introduced Todd to record producer Stan Chovnik, head of Metropolitan Records. Todd recorded two albums as a leader for this label (Path To Infinity and The Tree of Life) as well as two additional albums as a member of Linda Presgrave's group (Inspiration and Along The Path). Todd went on to became a member of Killer Ray Appleton's band for several years, performing on Killer Ray's Naptown Legacy. Todd has also performed numerous times with Jimmy Cobb as a member of the Jimmy Cobb Legacy band. Over the years, Todd has performed with notable musicians, including Louis Hayes, Slide Hampton, David Hazeltine, Pete Bernstein, Brian Lynch, Mike Ledonne, Joe Farnsworth, Anthony Wonsey, John Webber, Rick Germanson, Duane Burno, George Colligan, and Jason Brown.