Born: August 3, 1952 Primary Instrument: Vocal
Terri has been a singer-songwriter-recording artist for 30 years. She has worked with arranger/producer Bob Esty, who has produced the likes of Barbara Streisand, Bette Middler, Donna Summer, Cher, Julio Iglesias to name a few. As a playwright, in 1990 Terri wrote and produced with Bob, Voices of the Velvet Revolution at the Wilshire Ebel Theater. They took the show to Europe with Poet, James Ragan, a Pulitzer Prize nominee with Terri performing the songs of the show.
She has recently been getting airplay in London on SW Radio Africa for a song she wrote and recorded “Zimbabwe Drums”. This song features the musical talents of many well-known international musicians including Castle Wall, the famed horn section on Michael Jackson’s Thriller album. Denny Seiwell (credits include Joe Cocker, Wings, Pablo Cruise) Bassist, Bob Glaub (credits include Jackson Brown), percussionist Bill Summers (credits include Herbie Hancock) and on Drums, Rick Slazer (credits include James Taylor, Rod Stewart). Terri’s backup singers include Beth Anderson who is known for her vocals on the “Never Ending Story” theme song.
Zimbabwe Drums is also featured on YouTube to help raise awareness and funds for the Help Save Zimbabwe Foundation based in Australia.( see Video)
Terri was also invited to sing at President Havel’s, (the playwright President from the Czech Republic) convocation at UCLA Royce Hall, Los Angeles, CA.
Her performances have included a tour in India with Rotary International where she performed there and in the United States at Rotary Conventions.
She performed as the headliner for fundraising efforts for Childhelp USA in Montecito, CA at the Music Academy to sold out performances.
Terri has performed as a guest artist with Rio Flamenco to sold out performances at the Sharlot Hall Museum’s Blue Rose Theater. They have also performed at The Elks Theater and private parties. Terri singing Portuguese Fado pieces, as well as Mariachi.
Terri is also featured in David Forward's book Heroes After Hours for her international work and the creation of Project Booklift which airlifted 400,000 bookis to help the then new democracies get on their feet. She was also the recipient of Soroptomist awards, Woman of Distinction in both Los Angeles and Santa Barbara and in Santa Barbara, the Woman of the Year in 1995.
Terri moved to Prescott, AZ from Santa Barbara, CA and lives in the beautiful Williamson Valley where she lives with her husband and critters, including 3 Jack Russells.
Willing to teach:
I occasionally give vocal lessons.