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Teriver Cheung

Teriver Cheung is one of the most exciting upcoming jazz guitarists/composers in his generation. Currently based in New York City, the Hong Kong native had the opportunities to tour and perform with Latin Grammy Award winner bassist Eddie Gomez, and world renowned musicians such as Bernard Wright, George Garzone, Billy Drummond, Taylor Eigsti. Teriver had already brought his music internationally to the US, Poland, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan and Mexico, and appeared on different music festivals and venues.

The Hong Kong native began his musical journey at age 5 playing the piano. His early exposure to classical music has contributed to his future style of composing as well as playing. At age 16, he switched to guitar and discovered his love in jazz music. After several years he has already found himself performing with some of the best local jazz musicians in the city.

In 2004, Teriver went on to receive his Bachelors of Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas with a scholarship. There he studied with Fred Hamilton, performed and recorded with the 2 O’clock lab band. Outside of the school he had established his name in the Dallas/ Fortworth Area and had performed at the Fort-worth Main Street Festival, Wild Flower Festival, Denton Art and Jazz Festival to name a few. He also had the exciting experience performing or recording with some of the world-renowned musicians such as Bernard Wright, Quamon Fowler and Shelly Carroll.

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