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Terry Burrus

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Terry Burrus

Terry Burrus, Talk Show Host/ Pianist/Producer was born in Brooklyn, New York and got his first traveling gig at the age of sixteen with singer Jean Carne and Charisma. During that time he was also playing with Jazz Fusion violinist Michael Urbaniak. Around his eighteenth birthday he was touring with singer Melba Moore and later on that year went on to tour with jazz fusion pioneer drummer, Lenny White. From the later 70's to the 90's he continued on and played with many in the jazz and pop world, Stanley Turrentine, Tom Browne, Lena Horne, George Benson, Phyllis Hyman, Stanley Clarke, Bobbi Humphrey, Larry Carlton, Gato Barbieri, Bill Withers, Angela Bofill, Ronnie Laws, Noel Pointer, Lionel Hampton, Ray Brown, and even was a keyboarder for Ramsey Lewis....
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Terry Burrus, pianist/composer/producer has released the new wave in new straight ahead jazz, the new album titled," Jazz Commissioners" with the John Coltrane classics, Moment's Notice and Naima and a Terry Burrus vocal composition " My Heart Goes Out To You" featuring the late great sultry singer Phyllis Hyman on the Blue Corner label.2007" Album also features, Lonnie Plaxico on the upright bass, Doug Nally on the drums, Hector Nieves on the flute, Chico Freeman on the tenor saxophone and Damon Banks on the electric bass. Terry also recorded and released the "Global Dancefloor Booked"on the Lovelight Electronique label 2007 and at the "Konzerthaus in Dortmund" (recorded in Dortmund , Germany) solo piano release also on the Blue Corner Label 2007. Terry has recorded with many in the jazz and pop world, Tom Browne, Aretha Franklin, Phyllis Hyman, George Benson, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Bjork, Toni Braxton, Janet Jackson, Lisa Stansfield, Luther Vandross, Venessa Williams, BeBe Winans, Ace Of Base.

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