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Terell Stafford

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: November 25, 1966    

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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    This Side of Strayhorn

    MAXJAZZ
    2011
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    Taking Chances: Live At The Dakota

    MAXJAZZ
    2007
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    Fields of Gold

    nagel heyer records
    2001
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    Fields of Gold

    nagel heyer records
    2000
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    Centripetal Force

    MAXJAZZ
    1997
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This Side of Strayhorn

MAXJAZZ (2011)

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