TERI ROIGER TERI ROIGER (voice and piano), JOHN MENEGON (bass)
Teri has been a musician most of her life, starting out on piano at a very young age, and eventually gravitating to her love of singing jazz in her 20s when she heard the music of Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Thelonious Monk, and other great jazz artists. Her latest CD (and third CD as a bandleader) is called DEAR ABBEY: THE MUSIC OF ABBEY LINCOLN and was released on Greg Osby’s INNER CIRCLE MUSIC label in September 2012. Abbey’s music has had a profound influence on Teri’s life as a musician, singer, songwriter, lyricist and pianist. Over the years Roiger’s musical life has taken many exciting twists and turns. She’s a jazz vocalist, but also plays piano, composes music and writes lyrics. She’s been performing, writing, recording, producing, and teaching jazz for many years. For fifteen years she’s been sharing her knowledge, experience and enthusiasm with her students at SUNY New Paltz (New Paltz, NY) where she teaches the History of Jazz, Jazz Voice, and Vocal Jazz Ensembles. She developed and taught four courses at Williams College (Williamstown, MA) on the music of Billy Strayhorn, Thelonious Monk, Brazilian Music, and Vocal Jazz Ensemble Performance.
This will be a fantastic show with some of New York's finest musicians!
Sounds Like: Billie Holiday, Abbey Lincoln, Cassandra Wilson, Teri Roiger sings Abbey Lincoln, Abbey Lincoln, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington &
Vocalist, Teacher, Pianist, Lyricist, Composer
Teri has been a musician most of her life, starting out on piano at a very young age, and eventually gravitating to her love of singing jazz in her 20s when she heard the music of Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Thelonious Monk, and other...See Full Bio
“Laurence Donohue-Greene, Managing Editor of the New York City Jazz Record, chose DEAR ABBEY as one of his favorite vocal releases in the Jazz Journalist Association’s “best of” list for 2012, and it is featured as one of the five best tribute releases of 2012 in NYC Jazz Record’s January 2013 issue.”