Terrence Richburg
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Terrence Richburg

Washington, Washington DC, United States | INDIE

Washington, Washington DC, United States | INDIE
Band Jazz Gospel


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"Christian Jazz Artists CD Review"

Here is a brand new "inspirational jazz" phenomenon - the duo of Howard Riley & Terrence Richburg known as "R&R"! They bring to the forefront an innovative sound of jazz and gospel flavors. The multi-talented duo cover many instruments….

Howard on soprano, alto, and tenor sax, and Terrence on 7-string bass, keyboards, and the list goes on.

They have worked with Stanley Turrentine, Chuck Mangione, Kirk Whalum, Vanessa Williams, Donnie McClurkin, Tramaine Hawkins, The Winans, Walter Hawkins, Patti Labelle, Ashford & Simpson, as well as many, many others.

Their new CD release, "Ascension" transcends all expectations as the duo offers spirited grooves and inspiring improvisations which showcase a very high level of musicianship! Whether you’re looking to relax, join in the joyous celebration, or have a time of, "revival" you will find yourself "ascending" to a higher place in your musical and spiritual experience! - Christian Jazz Artists

"Black Elegance Article"

Inspirational jazz duo Riley & Richburg (Howard Riley, Jr. & Terrence Richburg) have exploded on the contemporary jazz scene with their new disc Ascension. The set fuses a combination of jazz and inspirational Christian flavors, as the multi-talented duo tackle the spectrum of musical instruments. Riley delivers on soprano, alto and tenor saxophone; with Richburg covering the seven-string bass, keyboards and numerous other tools. Affectionately known as R&R, the group respectively has collaborated with the likes of Donnie McClurkin, Stanley Turrentine, Kirk Whalum, Vanessa Williams and Tramaine Hawkins, among others. On Ascension, standout tracks include "4-Sure", "Stretch", "Wonderful Jesus", "Always Love" and "When I'm With You". Despite some favorites, the remaining set still offers a bevy of spirited numbers and inspiring grooves certain to appeal to jazz and sacred audiences alike. - Jawn Murray


Kim Jordan - "Uncommon" CD ProSounity Music Entertainment, Released in 2012, (Credits: 7-String Bass)

Robert E. Person - "Soul Sanctuary" CD REP Music, Released in 2011, (Credits: 7-String Bass)

"In One Night" Single - RichEscape Music label, Released 2010 (Credits: Exec. Producer, Producer, All Instrumentation & Arrangements, Mixing & Mastering Supv.)

Terrell Hunt - Awesome CD RichEscape Music label, Released in 2007, 2009 Stellar Award Nominated Release (Credits: Exec. Producer, Production Team Coord./Supv., Producer, Lead/Rhythm/Acoustic Guitars, Percussion, Vocal Arranger/Arrangements Consult., Mixing & Mastering Supv.)

Nolan Williams, Jr. -inSpiration CD NeWorks Productions, Released in 2006, (Credits: 7-String Bass)

Jeremiah Murphy & Judah Worship CD EMA Music, Inc., Released in 2005, (Credits: Production Consultant, MD, Rhythm Arrangements, 7- String Bass, Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Rhodes Piano, Percussion)

Kim Jordan Full Circle CD Prosounity Music Entertainment, Released in 2004, (Credits: 7-String Bass, Rhythm & Lead Bass Guitar)

R&R/Howard E. Riley, Jr. and Terrence Richburg Ascension CD RichEscape Music label, Released in 2004, (Credits: Exec. Producer, Producer, Writer, Arranger, Lead & Background Vocals, 6 & 7-String Basses, 6-String Fretless Bass, Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Drums, Drum Programming & Sequencing, Piano & Keyboards, Percussion, Studio Engineering & Recording, Mixing, Mastering, Graphicic Direction)

Maurette Brown Clark By His Grace CD Atlanta International Records/AIR Gospel label, Released in 2002, (Credits: Songwriter By His Grace title cut (co-written with Maurette Brown Clark)

Pastor Kitt Brewington & Victorious Praise Everything to Me CD, KABCO Music label, Released in 2002, (Credit: 7-String Bass)

Kim Jordan - All for You CD (Gospel Jazz Pianist/Vocalist), Prosounity Music Entertainment label, Released in 2001, (Credits: Co-Producer, Arranger, Songwriter - Save Me (co-written with Kim Jordan), 7-String Bass, Lead/Rhythm Guitars, Drums Programming, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocal, Studio Engineering, Recording, Mixing)

Jeremiah Murphy - Another Perspective CD, EMA Music, Inc., Released in 2000, (Credits: Producer, Arranger, Songwriter - Jesus Loves Me (Im So Glad He Does)" (co-written with Jeremiah Murphy), Orchestral Arrangements & Orchestration Performance on The Lords Prayer, Rhythm Arrangements, 7-String Bass, Drums, Drum Programming & Sequencing, Piano & Keyboards, Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Percussion, Lead Vocal on My Redeemer Liveth, Studio Engineering & Recording, Mixing)

Phil French (Saxophonist) Youve Been So Good! CD Frenchy Soundz Music, Released in 2000, (Credits: Producer/Songwriter/Arranger/Studio Engineer, Recording & Mixing on Song Contributions, Cant Deny It (performed all accompanying instrumentation), Dreamin  & Dreamin (Reprise) (performed 7-String Bass, Rhythm Guitars, Percussion)

Debbie Steele A New Beginning CD SAON-DVX label, Released in 1998, (Credits: Songwriter - He Will Uphold You, Lead Guitar, 6-String Bass)

Mark Greene (of the original group The Moments) The Mark Greene Project CD, FAJR Records, Released in 1998, (Credits: 6-String Bass, Studio Engineering, Recording)

John Stoddart A Not So Silent Night Christmas CD, Urban Junction East Music label, Released in 1997, (Credits: Rhythm Guitar, Guitar Solo)

John Stoddart Love So Real CD, Urban Junction East Music label, Released in 1997, (Credits: 6-String Bass, Drums, Studio Engineering, Recording)

Bishop Harry R. Jackson, Jr. & The Hope Christian Church Mass Choir Let Every Nation Sing, Perfect Piece Group label, Released in 1996, (Credits: 6-String Bass)

Kim Stratton Kim Stratton: Live In Chicago With The A.F.C. Mass Choir CD, Glorious Music label, Released in 1995, (Credit: Songwriter - By His Grace (co-written with Maurette Brown Clark)

Terrence Richburg - Rich Spirit One Original Music/Video Soundtrack, RichEscape Music Productions, Released in 1994, (Credits: Executive Producer, Producer, Writer, Arranger, Vocal & Rhythm Arrangements, Vocals, All Instrumentation, Studio Engineering, Recording, Mixing)

Jeremiah Murphy Introduction CD, EMA Music, Inc., Released in 1993, Credits: Producer, Arranger, All Instrumentation & Arrangements, Studio Engineering & Recording, Mixing)

Barbara Best & The B. L. & S. Singers Always CD, Faith American, Released in 1992, (Credits: Bass Guitar, Synthesizer)

The Gregory Ward Company Jesus Is Right Album, Shur Fine Gospel Record Company, Inc., Released 1989



A native Washingtonian talent renowned for his God-given musicianship, from an early age Terrence Richburg has amazed audiences with his adaptable, authenticated style and "smooth" delivery. Richburg is an accomplished recording artist who comes with a wealth of knowledge of all musical styles and genres as well as the music industry. He has performed throughout the country and is characterized by his peers as "The Quincy Jones of Gospel," "a musician's musician," and "a producer's producer." Terrence chronicles a vast musical history in the Gospel, Jazz, and Gospel-Jazz communities, having worked with such notables as Richard Smallwood & Vision, Maurette Brown Clark, Vanessa R. Williams, Marcus Johnson, Alyson Williams, Cee Cee Michaela, Yolanda Adams, Kim Jordan, Jeremiah Murphy, Aretha Franklin, The Winans, Jennifer Holliday, Tramaine Hawkins, Walter Hawkins, Isaiah Thomas, James Cleveland, Shirley Caesar, Ben Tankard, Bobby Lyle, Nick Colionne, and many others.

Son of John & Wilhelmina Richburg, known as Atlantic recording artists The Richburg Singers, and nephew of jazz legend Ronnie Wells, Richburg is a prolific composer, lyricist, writer, poet, vocalist, arranger, orchestrator, producer, director, pianist, keyboardist, electric and acoustic guitarist, percussionist, 4/5/6/7-string bassist, recording engineer and the list goes on. Terrence has written, produced and performed musical soundtracks for several videos, theme songs and music beds for radio stations and jingles for major corporations, including D.C.s WYCB and Heaven 1580, as well as Marriott. He's also been called on as a Musician/MD for theater and musical productions including "Lord I'm Coming Home," "Dream Girls," "The Wiz," "Ain't Misbehavin!" "Wait Til the Fat Lady Sings," "God's Trombones," "City at Peace," "Where Eagles Fly, " along with other events such as the Washington Performing Arts, music award shows, AIDS and Cancer fundraisers, benefits for Katrina and Tsunami victims, and many other prestigious events. He has enjoyed much success with his Gospel Jazz group, R&R, with the release of their debut CD, Ascension, featuring Howard Riley, Jr. on saxophone and Terrence on 7-String bass, vocals, and several other instruments. In 2007, R&R opened for GRAMMY Award winner CeCe Winans. However, Richburg's newest group, Terrence Richburg & The Experience, has generated wide acclaim during their live performances, featuring Terrence in his element on bass, guitar, keyboards, and vocals, sometimes with an amazing one-man duet on bass and keys simultaneously. He recently dropped a Christmas single entitled In One Night featuring his wife, renowned songstress Kathy Richburg, and has blazed the stage with such incredible jazz greats as Gerald Albright, Steve Cole, and The Marcus Mitchell Project. Terrences 7-string bass talents are featured on recent CD releases by Robert Person Soul Sanctuary (2011), and Kim Jordan Uncommon (2012). Richburg was also honored by The DC Area Musicians Fellowship and presented the very first annual 2013 Treble Cleft Award for his extensive achievements in Gospel music and church music ministry.

In the world of literature, Terrence is a gifted poet and freelance writer having written reviews as well as articles for the Dr. Bobby Jones online magazine and for his own online E-zine publication, JazzGospelCentral.com. Richburgs new book release, Intimacy: Missing "Peace" in the Puzzle of True Love & Close Relationships, marks his official debut as an author.

Even with his label RichEscape Music securing a 2009 Stellar Award Nomination, and his many other accomplishments, he proclaims accepting Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior his most significant life accomplishment.

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