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by Terry

An original singer songwriter album with a unique personal fusion sound that includes influences from the Jazz, Pop, Rock, Gospel and Soul music spectrum.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz-Pop
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1. Time Start's Now
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2. Float
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3. Sweet Release
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4. What Is Real
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5. Mr Pinocchio
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6. On a Clear Mind
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7. Always Be with Me
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8. Hypersensitive
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9. This Mountain of Mine
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10. Free
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After her long stay in New York city, Terry returned to Greece with the fresh and long-awaited project QUALIA, talking to us about the communication of emotions and the understanding of self and other through music. After creating a strong team with some of the most exceptional and renowned musicians of the Greek scene Terry recorded her debut album at Sierra studios on January 2017 with renowned sound engineer Giorgos Kariotis that also mixed and produced the record. The mastering process took place in New York studios by the sound engineer Jeremy Loucas.

Terrys' band is a formation of exceptional internationally acclaimed musicians all very talented and established in their own field:, Thodoris Kotsifas on electric guitar, Yiannis Pappadopoulos on piano (both performed in the 2016 Made In New York Contest with their band "Next Step Quintet"), Kostas Konstantinou on double bass (worked with Lou Donalson, Peter Bernstein, Ralph Peterson , director of NAKAS modern music program, collaborated with G.Dalaras, Charis Alexiou, Maria Faradouri, and many more), Michael Kapilidis on drums (multi-national touring with folk singer Eleftheria Arvanitaki including performances in Mexico, SouthAfrica, Ukraine, Finland, UK, Germany and Spain).

Qualia is Terry's debut album. It is an attempt to communicate feelings and states of awareness that people may experience through their life line. Each song has an emotional landscape mirroring reality at that time.
The album consist of 10 songs written by Terry during the past five years. It was composed and inspired by life between New York and Athens.
"Qualia are the sensations we are conscious of. They are often referred to as the phenomenal properties of experience and experiences that have qualia are referred to as being phenomenally conscious.
The qualia problem has to do with the communication of feelings. How can someone describe green to a colorblind person? Which is the same as the problem of the self. The person who experiences the qualia can reflect on their qualia. There's is a subjective experience of experiencing them and a peculiar solipsistic quality to it.
Those two problems are like the two sides of a coin. You cannot understand one without simultaneously understanding other. It is uniquely human to have the sense of self, the sense of a future and the self being able to inspect the information coming in.
We create mental representations of the representations, which allows us to manipulate symbols internally in our heads and intimately lead to things like... meaning."
V.S Ramachandran

With her first solo album Terry invites us to feel within the sounds and hear from our heart. A unique collection of melodies, a truly original work with many dimensions and levels, where each piece expresses an emotional state and reflects the delicate look of the young artists experiences.

A new, fresh look at the jazz singing, a charismatic performer and a creator, Terry tells the stories of the musical wanderings in Athens, Corfu, New York through 10 original compositions. The band has just recorded QUALIA in January of 2017 with the support of crowd funding Indiegogo campaign and will release it in spring of 2018. Production takes place in Athens and New York, as did the conception and composition of the songs of the album. Two highlights were the participation of Antonis Andreou ( Pink Martini) on the trombone, as well as of LAB Music Education’s vocal ensemble on the tracks "Mr. Pinocchio" and "This Mountain Of Mine" respectively.

Terry was born in Athens. She started taking music lessons at the age of 12, but her first experience with singing began even earlier in the local choir.
In 2004 she was accepted at the Music Department of the Ionian University in Corfu. As a student at Ionian University, she decided to become an improvisational musician and to emphasize on jazz studies. After being accepted at the Jazz Performance Direction, she had the opportunity to take lessons with jazz musicians from the Greek and International scene. At the same time she was an active singer in numerous bands performing all over Greece.
After graduating in 2010, she won the Fulbright Scholarship and the Onassis Foundation scholarship for continuing her studies in New York City, at Queens College / Aaron Copland School of Music. In 2012 she was a semifinalist for the International Jazz Competition "Voicingers" that took place in Zori/Poland.
In 2013 she earned her M.A degree in Jazz Vocal Performance and continued to work in New York where she performed in different venues including "Cornelia St Cafe ", "Le Poisson Rouge", "Swing 46", "Silvana" and many more.
Terry currently lives in Athens, Greece where she recently recorded her debut album "Qualia"" at Sierra studios .She collaborated with a significant team of skillful jazz musicians and the project has been praised by the audience and jazz critics around the city.
For the past 2 years that Terry has returned from NY she has been performing among exceptional jazz musicians at some of the best venues in the city. Some mentionable ones are with guitarist Daan Kleijn at Onassis Cultural Center,Jazz Panorama, with Athens Big Band at the Pallas Theater, with Dimitris Kalantzis Ionian Reunion at Athens Concert Hall, with Vasilis Rakopoulos and Mimis Plessas at Paros Jazz Festival, with Dimitris Kalantzis and the ERT contemporary orchestra at Stavros Niarchos Foundation , "5o Jazz sto Parko" at Antonis Tritsis Environmental Park with international jazz pianist Nikolas Anadolis. She was one of the singers at the latest record of jazz pianist Dimitris Kalantzis " Xthes to vradi" , arranging popular Greek songs of the 40s and 50s in jazz versions, with the ERT contemporary orchestra and more than 30 musicians among singers such as Aleka Kanellidou and Elli Paspala.
Her debut album QUALIA will be released on April 2018 .



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