Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Terje is currently - fall 2013 - working on his new album with Jeff Lorber and Jimmy Haslip. It is expected to be another slammin' production building on the tradition of Urban Vacation, the previous very successful album project featuring the same core trio!
On Terje's album Urban Vacation from 2010: Expanding upon the explosive energy, compelling melodies, and stylistic diversity of his previous acclaimed album “Traveler,” the Norwegian native - celebrating many years in the Los Angeles area, living mostly near the beach—on his new album takes a joyful “Urban Vacation” with contemporary jazz greats Jimmy Haslip and Jeff Lorber and breaks ground on a unique musical vibe best described as “groove jazz.”...
Awards:Distinguished Creativity Award - College of the Arts - California State University Long Beach Norwegian State grant for performing artists
Jonathan Widran All Music Guide, Music Connection, Jazziz Magazine, Wine and Jazz Magazine
TERJE LIE Urban Vacation T-Cat Records Put the Yellowjackets’ bassist Jimmy Haslip and keyboardist/composer/producer Jeff Lorber on your team, and you’ve laid the groundwork for a jazz classic. That’s exactly what native Norwegian/L.A. based sax man Terje Lie (say “Terry Lee”) has done for his latest solo release, URBAN VACATION. Hot on the heels of his critically acclaimed TRAVELER album, Lie has definitely cranked it up a whole lotta notches for this killer collection of ten amazing tunes, all but one of which were written by Terje, Jimmy, and/or Jeff. The one cover is an awesome treatment of the Roy Ayers Ubiquity classic “Red, Black and Green.” Oh, yeah! This could easily end up being one of the top contemporary jazz albums of 2010. So let’s break it down… Terje Lie’s smokin’ sax, Jimmy Haslip, and Jeff Lorber producing and playing and ten tracks of uber-hip, tasty fusion funk. What’s not to love about URBAN VACATION?! When was the last time you vacationed? ~SCOTT O'BRIEN - Smoothjazz.com
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Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
Master of Music degree - Jazz Concentration Music Education Degree Long-time instructor Also: High School Band Director experience
Clinic description in the works. Students - beginner to advanced!