Teddy grew up in the Gospel music scene of Chicago, Illinois where he played in church for the first time at the age of four, and hasn't looked back since.
Relocating to California almost twelve years ago, Campbell, now 36, has become one of the hardest-working drummers in the business. His resume is so impressive that even he sometimes has a hard time believing how truly blessed he's been.
Teddy has served as musical director and drummer for pop stars Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and 98 Degrees (while at the peak of their careers). A few of his other musical director credits include Deborah Cox, Kelly Price, Mary Mary, and Ann Nesby (formally of Sounds Of Blackness). Teddy has also recorded with Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Rod Stewart, Al Jarreau, George Duke, Kirk Whalum, Kelly Clarkson, and many others.
No stranger to life on the road, Teddy has toured with Stevie Wonder, The Backstreet Boys, George Benson, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, LSG (Gerald Levert, Keith Sweat, Johnny Gill), Queen Latifah, and Bette Midler.
For 6 years, drummer extraordinaire, Teddy Campbell, was seen by millions on the FOX smash hit show "American Idol." He was a member of the live house band that played a pivotal role in making "Idol" one of the most entertaining and most watched programs in TV history.
Teddy Campbell is currently the drummer for one of the most respected late night talk shows on television, "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."