TERRI ENGLAND

TERRI ENGLAND

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If you enjoy Brazilian and Latin Jazz, you’ll love TONES OF THE TROPiCS, the amazing debut CD from multi-instrumentalist, composer & arranger Terri England (ASCAP).

Biography

Terri England is currently promoting her debut CD, “TONES OF THE TROPiCS” a unique combination of cool Brazilian and Latin rhythms, jazz highlights and classical orchestral arrangements, all blended with a 'secret sauce' that's all her own. The album is a ‘feel good’ collection of ten instrumental tunes that both energize and soothe, taking the listener on a stimulating sonic journey. England’s melodies flow above samba, bossa nova and batucada rhythms from Brazil and booty-shakin’ Latin beats. Playing fingerstyle guitar, she conveys a refreshing economy of expression that allows her music to ‘breathe’ while riding above rich harmonies, tight syncopated rhythms.

Fan comments: “I love this music! It’s phenomenal! I just can’t say enough nice things about it. I am thoroughly enjoying it!” (P.C.) “This CD is a fantastic debut—smooth, creative, and sassy.” (S.R.) “Love the samba, bossa nova, adore the Brazilian thing!” (T.D) “Couldn't stop movin’ to the groovin’! Fantastic!” (C.V.M.) “Really cool and different. Listening put me in a tropical mood.” (D.A.)

A native of South Texas, Terri England was born to a family of musicians, artists and entrepreneurs. At six years of age she took an interest in playing guitar that would never wane, while also receiving extensive classical training on piano and cello. During formal education her immersion in both art and music proved to be valuable experiences strongly influencing her later development as an independent artist. In particular, her orchestral activities would teach her to create dynamic musical arrangements.

In the early years England played guitar and keyboards in bands whose styles ranged from pop, rock and jazz, to country and retro 50’s style sock-hop tunes. Having an incredibly wide range of interests, England has never been satisfied devoting her energies to doing only one thing at a time. As a result, she spent years honing her musical abilities while also working as a graphic designer and earning a master’s degree in clinical psychology. During her involvement with a jazz band she would discover her “passion” after a fellow musician gave her an album by Flora Purim, a Brazilian vocalist. Terri was so taken by the syncopated rhythms, percussive nuances and beautifully rich chord voicings that she made a conscious decision to focus her own compositional energy on that particular genre. And finally at “40-something” she decided to seriously pursue her passion. Today, her music flows from the heart, influenced by so many Brazilian and Latin artists, including Flora and Airto, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Tania Maria, Oscar Castro-Neves, Sergio Mendes and American artist Lee Ritenour.

Discography

TONES OF THE TROPiCS (CD) Oct 16, 2007 Inglaterra Musica
Genre(s): Brazilian Jazz / Latin Jazz / Bossa Nova / Samba / World
UPC: 837101325202

TRACK LISTING
1. Vera’s Cruise (3:40)
2. Spring (4:00)
3. Setembro Sunrise (3:42)
4. Moonlit Mood (3:23)
5. Dance of the Fireflies (4:25)
6. Lil’ Ray of Bossa (5:16)
7. Just Before Sunset (1:58)
8. Tones of the Tropics (4:38)
9. West Palm Drive (4:52)
10. Rush to Dusk (3:47

Distribution: Inglaterra Musica and Alliance Entertainment and Super D/Phantom Distribution through partnership with Hapi Skratch

The complete “TONE OF THE TROPiCS" CD and digital downloads can be purchased from Terri England’s website at TERRIENGLAND.COM, and from Apple iTunes, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, Best Buy, CD Baby, For Your Entertainment, HMV and several online digital music outlets.

Airplay:
WJAB 90.9 FM – “Midday Jazz Show” Huntsville, AL
Acoustic Fuel LIVE!, Detroit, MI