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Brad Terry & Peter Herman
June 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm$18 – $20
(Jazz duet – June 27) Brad Terry is a jazz legend and Maine treasure. Brad’s musical journey started more than 70 years ago when legendary band leader “King of Swing” Benny Goodman told his mother to buy Brad a clarinet. “I got three free lessons when I bought the instrument and almost immediately, I started playing this wonderful music called jazz. Undiagnosed ADD forced me to learn everything by ear; reading music was not an option. (Later I had three unproductive lessons with Benny.)”
It was raw luck that early on Brad started playing with Steve Swallow, Sam Brown & Wayne Wright; did concerts with Chuck Wayne & Joe Puma; sat in at the Celebrity Club and played multiple gigs with Buddy Tate & Buck Clayton. Later Brad sat in with Eddie Thompson and Major Holly and played for years with Eddie Thompson, even recording a CD with him. Brad won the Hennessy Cognac Jazz search in NYC with John Basile and recorded a whistling track with Roger Kellaway and Red Mitchell. Dizzy Gillespie visited for a week doing school programs and invited Brad to New York to play Cuban music with him at The Village Gate. Brad enjoyed a 25 year partnership with Joachim Mencel in Poland including lots of concerts and school programs and recording 3 CDs. While in Poland Brad recorded 2 CDs, 1 Gershwin and 1 Ellington, with Jarek Smietana. Brad’s album with guitar legend and Maine native Lenny Breau, Livingroom Tapes, received 4 stars from Leonard Feather. For the last 5 years Brad has performed as much as possible with Peter Herman.
Concert will be LIVE at Cadenza and also live-streamed on the Cadenza Facebook page, where contributions to the artist are encouraged.
Tickets are $18 in advance (order here), $20 at the door.
NOTE: Cadenza’s calendar is very dynamic. We recommend you purchase tickets in advance to be notified of schedule changes or check the Cadenza website for the latest before you head there to get tickets at the door. – Ed.