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Yosvany Terry

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Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Yosvany Terry

Born in Cuba, he received his earliest musical training from his father, Eladio “Don Pancho” Terry , violinist and Cuba's leading player of the Chekeré. His father was also known as the founder and director of the “Orquesta Maravillas de Florida,” one of Cuba's most important charanga bands. Mr. Terry went on to receive his classical music training and graduated from both the prestigious National School of Art (ENA) and Amadeo Roldan Conservatory.

While in Cuba, Yosvany was known for his musical innovation performing with the likes of legends, such as Chucho Valdez, Silvio Rogriguez, Fito Paez, and Cubanismo, as well as forming the influential group, Columna B. Their work represented the new voice of young Cuban jazz players. “ Columna B became this limitless work-shop, where everything could be tried and experimented with. We learned how to polish and develop our craft in a very special and intuitive sense “, comments Terry. Columna toured throughout the US and Europe, and in 1998 premiered their Inroads Commissioned-piece by Arts International (through the Ford Foundation) at Stanford Jazz Festival....
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2008
• Gonzalo Rubalcaba Avatar Blue Note Records
• Dafnis Prieto Taking the Soul for a Walk, on Dafnison Music

2007 • Dafnis Prieto Absulute Quintet, Soho music

2005
• Yosvany Terry Septet Metamorphosis EWE Records

2004
• Eric Revis Tales of Stuttering Mime 11:11 Records
• El Negro and Robby Ameen Third & Fourth, World War EWE Records
• Avishai Cohen At Home Sunnyside Records

2003
• Avishai Cohen Lyla Sunnyside Records

2001
• Yosvany Terry Quintet Twisted Noon Bombo Music
• Avishai Cohen & International Vamp Band Unity Concord Records

2002
• Jesus Alemany Cajun Song Hannibal Records

2000
• Jesus Alemany Cajun Song Hannibal Records

1998
• Columna B En Clave Mas i Mas Records

1997
• Steve Coleman Genesis Mystic Rhythm Society

1996
• Los Terry From Africa to Camaguey Round World Music
• Jesus Alemañy Cubanismo Hannibal Records
• Steve Coleman The Sign and the Seal Mystic Rhythm Records
• Gema y Pavel Cosas de Broma

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