Terell Stafford

Terell Stafford has been hailed as “one of the great players of our time, a fabulous trumpet player” by piano legend McCoy Tyner. Known for being a gifted and versatile player with a voice all his own, Stafford combines lyricism and a deep love of melody with a spirited, adventurous edge. This uniquely expressive, well-defined musical talent allows Stafford the ability to dance in and around the rich trumpet tradition of his predecessors while making his own inroads.

Stafford picked up his first trumpet at the age of thirteen, and even though he was drawn to jazz, initially studied classical music. While pursuing a music education degree at the University of Maryland, Stafford played with the school's jazz band. It was during this time that he began to immerse himself in jazz, listening to everything that he could get his hands on. He cites as one of his most profound musical influences Clifford Brown's rendition of Cherokee.

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”One of the great players of our time, a fabulous trumpet player.” —McCoy Tyner

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Events

Date Event Time Tickets
Aug21Sun Anton Schwartz Quintet feat. Terell Stafford
Filoli
Woodside, CA
1:30 PM
$65-75

Albums

Brotherlee Love: Celebrating Lee Morgan
Brotherlee Love:...
Capri Records
2015
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This Side of Strayhorn
This Side of Strayhorn
MAXJAZZ
2011
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Taking Chances: Live At The Dakota
Taking Chances: Live...
MAXJAZZ
2007
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Fields of Gold
Fields of Gold
nagel heyer records
2001
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Fields of Gold
Fields of Gold
nagel heyer records
2000
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[no cover]
Centripetal Force
MAXJAZZ
1997
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