Brad Terry

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Brad Terry
Born 1937 (age 79–80)
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Instrumentalist
Instruments Clarinet
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Brad Terry (born 1937) is a jazz Clarinet-player and accomplished whistler. He has played with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Doc Cheatham, Buck Clayton, Red Mitchell, Buddy Tate, Elliot Zigman, Eddie Thompson, John Basile, Steve Grover and Lenny Breau. Brad has led Jazz workshops and clinics in many countries including the US and Poland. In recent years 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 Brad Terry is The Living Room Tapes featuring his earlier work with legendary guitarist Lenny Breau. An interesting note is that Brad Terry is an accomplished and virtuoso whistler. An example of this unique 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.

He now lives in Bath, Maine and is active around that region.


  • Thumbnail biographical sketch of Brad Terry, Art of Life Records, "All About Spring" (CD description page) [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