Gene Terramani Trio

Gene Terramani Trio

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Gene Terramani is a virtuoso jazz guitarist, composer, arranger, and bandleader. Gene performs and records with a multitude of internationally renowned jazz artists and top musicians in the world. His credits include lead guitarist on Broadway’s “Tommy” and his critically acclaimed CD “Hotel Eden.”

Biography

Gene Terramani is described as a virtuoso, jazz guitarist, composer, arranger, and bandleader. Hailing from the City of Brotherly Love, 2007 looms as an international breakout year for him.

Gene has been a featured, special guest on the Fox Network’s national television show, "The Late Show" starring Joan Rivers. He has performed as lead guitarist on Broadway (Tommy) as well as recording for the German jazz label 101 South. His critically acclaimed CD release, Hotel Eden, featured performances with Tom Scott and Brian Bromberg and several of the tracks found their way into many television programs. Participating in the recordings of a multitude of records for a variety of artists and films, he also played on the soundtrack of an ABC Movie of the Week for director Gordon Radford.

Gene has performed with internationally renowned jazz artists and many of the top musicians in the world including: Tom Scott, Tony Morales, Steve Reid, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Doc Severinsen, Roland Vazquez, Brian Bromberg, David Foster, Gerald Veasley, Cornell Rochester, Victor Bailey, Urie Cain, Steve Marcus and pop icons Patti LaBelle and David Foster.

"I think what sets my group apart is the diversity of styles, sometimes within the same song" says Terramani. "Going from a solid funk groove to a complex linear theme to maybe a straight ahead swing feel. We never sound like a ‘jazz group’ playing funk or a ‘rock group’ playing jazz. Wherever the song goes, we are playing with integrity, soul and conviction with ample chops to back it up."

"My guitar influences include Pat Martino, John Scofield, Allan Holdsworth, John McLaughlin as well as Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimmy Hendrix and Eric Clapton."

"My writing, I think, is a combination of very simple but catchy melodies over somewhat complex harmonies, always over a strong groove with an occasional complex linear section. My goal is to communicate a feeling, to make music. It's not about a ‘technical display’ although at times the group tends to blow audiences away with their virtuosity if the song happens to ‘go there’ in a particular performance."

Discography

Hotel Eden