Harvard Portrait: Yosvany Terry 1/15/2016 Harvard Magazine: "With a father
who was a famous charanga (Cuban dance music) conductor, violinist, and chekeré
player (the percussion instrument made of a hollow gourd covered in a net of
beads), Terry and his brothers grew up serious about music, but also kept busy
with other pursuits: math contests, volleyball, handball, and badminton."
Yosvany Terry appointed director of Jazz Ensembles and visiting senior lecturer on music 7/13/2015 Harvard Gazette: "Internationally acclaimed Cuban musician, composer, saxophonist, percussionist, bandleader, and educator Yosvany Terry has been appointed director of Jazz Ensembles and visiting senior lecturer on music at Harvard University for the 2015-16 academic year. In this new joint position of the Department of Music and the Office for the Arts at Harvard (OFA), Terry will oversee the OFA’s Jazz Program, consisting of two student big bands, and teach one foundational course in theory and improvisation (or a related topic) per semester in the Department of Music."
Yosvany Terry Quartet performs "Subversive" Live
Los Terry, AfroCubaWeb, on Yovany;s talented family
A Résumé Centering on Latin Jazz, With Interests That Include Cultural Fusion, Yosvany Terry Quintet at the Jazz Standard, NYT, 4/13/12
Yosvany Terry: Ye-dé-gbé and the Afro-Caribbean Legacy, Texas Performing Arts, 4/29/11 Has informative video.
Yosvany Terry.(Yosvany Terry Group)
Latin Beat Magazine
April 1, 2005
"Yosvany played with Silvio Rodriguez's group Diakara, blazing a new path in the fusion of the Nueva Trova and Afro-Cuban jazz. He has recorded with Roy Hargrove and Jane Bunnett as well as the acclaimed Cubanismo recording with Jesus Alemañy. Recently he has been working with Steve Coleman and an innovative jazz workshop in Oakland and teaching at the prestigious Stanford Jazz Workshop. Listeners will no doubt hear more from this 25 year old saxophonist and arranger in years to come." - Round World Music, 2007
As the Yosvany Terry Group prepared to take the stage one night in Ma), 2004, Dale Fitzgerald, founder/executive director of the Jazz Gallery in Sobo, New York City, introduced the group and announced that this was Yosvany Terry Cabrera's 25th performance at the Jazz Gallery. Fitzgerald declared that Yosvany had been a vital part of the local jazz scene since moving to NYC from Cuba in July 1999. Terry has performed as a leader and sideman for a variety of musical configurations, from small combos to big bands and, regardless of the context he has excelled as a player, composer and arranger. His performances always appeal to audiences, uniquely blending Afro-Cuban music with jazz structures and harmonies, and creating an organic, natural flow that swings and is proven to be intellectually challenging.
This night at the Jazz Gallery was no exception. Terry brought a stellar group, consisting of himself on saxophones and chékere, Luis Perdomo on piano, brother Yunior Terry on bass, Avishai Cohen on trumpet, Mike Moreno on guitar, Pedro Martínez on congas and vocals and the great Jeff "Tain" Watts on drums. Yosvany stated that Tain had brought energy and knowledge to the music and all the musicians grew by the experience of playing with him.
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