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Brandon Terzic

Primary Instrument: Oud

Born: August 27, 1976    

Brandon Terzic

Brandon Terzic was born in Akron, Ohio in 1976. His musical journey commenced at the age of eight, when his father played him the recordings of Jimi Hendrix. Although he wouldn’t begin playing until he was fifteen, his passion and interest was already kindled and sparked.

After immersing himself into a total study of Blues music, and playing a handful of gigs with his first band, Terzic abrubtly quit playing at the age of 19, sold all his guitars, and flew to Europe. This began a life long obsession of traveling solo and seeking inspiration and knowledge from being alone on foreign shores. When he returned he settled in New York City taking a day job in the booming Internet industry. At this time he began to take his firsy serious Guitar lessons, Studying with Mordy Ferber, and David Fiucznski. After almost 3 years of working 9-5, Brandon again abruptly quit his lucrative day job And flew to Israel, traveling onward to Egypt and Cyprus. It was during this trip that he began playing Oud in the old city of Jeruselum, making enough in tips for his daily bread, and getting enough inspiration from the people and the experience that he decided that he had to be a performing musician....
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Featured recording “Western Skies Eastern Dreams”

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Western Skies Eastern Dreams

Self Produced (2012)

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”Brandon Terzic....is both original and solidly locked in the tradition at the same time; not an easy juggling act, but one he pulls off with aplomb and grace.” - Thomas R. Erdmann Jazz Review http://www.jazzreview.com/cd/review-19346.html

“Terzic combines the poise and dexterity of Hamza Al Din with a Western-inclusive attitude akin to Anouar Brahem, threading slivers of blues and funk into his more fevered string bending and sounding remarkably self-assured.” -Derek Taylor Bagatellen http://www.bagatellen.com/archives/reviews/001773.html

Primary Instrument:Oud

Location:Brooklyn, NY

Willing to teach:Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background:

Brandon has been teaching music for the last 11 years in NYC. He teaches guitar, Oud, music theory, and songwriting. He himself has studied with guitar greats such as David Fiucznski, Lionel Loueke, and Mordy Ferber, as well as Arabic music with Bassam Saba and Simon Shaheen. For beginners, the focus is on getting people inspired, focused and confident by teaching them to play and hopefully sing their favorite songs, and then using this as a vehicle to understanding the fundamentals of music: rhythm(timing), hearing (listening), and creativity...

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