Brad Terry

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Brad Terry
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Background information
Born1937 (age 80–81)

Brad Terry (born 1937) is a jazz clarinetist and whistler. He has played with Dizzy Gillespie, Doc Cheatham, Buck Clayton, Red Mitchell, Buddy Tate, Elliot Zigman, Eddie Thompson, John Basile, Steve Grover and Lenny Breau. Terry has led jazz workshops and clinics in many countries, including the U.S. and Poland. He has been active in touring and recording as a duo with Polish pianist Joachim Mencel. They can be heard together on the recordings All About Spring and Live at Fort Andross.

The most recognized album featuring Terry is The Living Room Tapes featuring his earlier work with guitarist Lenny Breau. Terry is an accomplished and virtuoso whistler. An example of this talent is featured on "Blues for Carole" from these sessions. The duo can also be seen together on the DVD Live at the Maine Festival from Art of Life Records.


  • Thumbnail biographical sketch of Brad Terry, Art of Life Records, All About Spring [1]
  • Stuart, Anne, December, 1990, Associated Press,"Hear Their Lips: Dedicated Whistlers Still Give a Hoot", [2]
  • Forbes-Roberts, Ron, 2006, One Long Tune: The Life and Music of Lenny Breau, University of North Texas Press, Denton, pp 209–10, 242-44