Originally from Mandan, ND, Terry earned undergraduate music degrees from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota and a Masters of Music degree in Saxophone Performance at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he was a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the jazz studies area. He has toured and recorded with Nightlife and the Way Hot Horns, Trope label swing band Kings of Pleasure and Tim Whitmer and the KC Express. Other professional experiences include engagements with the Jay McShann Quintet, Claude "Fiddler" Williams Quintet, Kevin Mahogany, Karrin Allyson, Tom "Bones" Malone combo and jazz organist Everette DeVan. Terry is the Metro Manager of Eckroth Music Company in Roseville Minnesota, and is a freelance musician locally and around the United States. He can currently be seen performing with Twin Cities, MN groups The Good, Bad & Funky, the Century Jazz Ensemble, St. Croix Jazz Orchestra and the R Factor.
Favorite Albums:
Kirk Whalum - In This Life, Everything is Everything, For You, Hymns in the Garden, Into My Soul
Ed Calle - Sunset Harbour
David Sanborn - Straight to the Heart
Jaco Pastorius - Invitation
Eric Marienthal - Crossroads, Got You Covered, Oasis
Joshua Redman - Spirit of the Moment
The Rippingtons - Live in LA
Tower of Power - 40th Anniversary,
Favorite Artists:
Kirk Whalum, Tower of Power, Bob Mintzer, Michael Brecker, Eric Alexander, Lenny Pickett, Gerald Albright, Cannonball Adderley, David Sanborn, Eric Marienthal, The Rippingtons, Ed Calle, Earth, Wind and Fire, Yellowjackets, Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band, Grover Washington, Joshua Redman