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Terry Silverlight has contributed his musical talents as a leader, composer, producer,
arranger, drummer, author and educator to projects in almost every style and facet of the
Terry Silverlight began his career at the age of 14 when he played drums on his brother Barry Miles’s album, WHITE HEAT, an innovative harbinger of the fusion movement. Since then as a drummer, he has performed all over the world and recorded on gold/platinum albums and hit singles for Billy Ocean, George Benson, Natalie Merchant, Freddie Jackson, Stephanie Mills, Tom Jones, Laura Nyro, Anne Murray, Mel Torme, Jennifer Holladay, Phil Woods, The Fania All -Stars, The CTI All-Stars, Jonathan Butler. Film scores for One Fine Day, You've Got Mail, Object Of My Affection, My Blue Heaven, Titus, Frida, Slaves Of New York, What Planet Are You From, and countless jingles and TV shows. Terry has toured globally with Roberta Flack, the award-winning all-star Manhattan Jazz Orchestra (MJO), and many others.
As a songwriter/producer/composer, Terry has written, produced and arranged hundreds of pieces for network TV shows including One Life To Live, The Sopranos (a song in an Emmy award-winning episode), All My Children, Ed, Beverly Hills 90210, Young And The Restless, Melrose Place, C.S.I., NCIS, Smallville, Ghost Whisperer, Strong Medicine, Las Vegas, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Seventh Heaven, The District, The Shield, Burn Notice, South Beach. Jingles for Reebok, Nicorette, Pantene, Crisco Canola. Songs in the films INVINCIBLE with Mark Wahlberg (#1 box office movie in the U.S. for two weeks), MARCI X with Lisa Kudrow, SUNSHINE CLEANING with Alan Arkin/Emily Blunt/Amy Adams, MAD ABOUT MAMBO with Keri Russell, HEAD OVER HEELS with Monica Potter and Freddie Prinze Jr., and songs recorded by Nancy Wilson, Carl Anderson, Les McCann, Judy Torres, Louise (top ten single in the UK) and Philip Ingram.
Terry has released four solo artist jazz albums (in various sub genres of jazz): TERRY SILVERLIGHT, WILD!, DIAMOND IN THE RIFF, and LIVE! which he composed, arranged and produced. They feature performances by Will Lee, Paul Shaffer, Edgar Winter, Hiram Bullock, Lew Soloff, Barry Miles, Chuck Loeb, David Mann, Bill Evans, John Tropea, Clifford Carter, Chris Hunter, Aaron Heick, Glenn Alexander, Tabitha Fair, and Bob Malach among others.
Terry has released three solo artist pop albums (in various sub genres of pop): SONGWRITER/PRODUCER featuring original songs he has written, produced, arranged, recorded, and performed by himself, COLLABORATIONS featuring original songs he co- wrote with a variety of hit songwriters including Judy Hart Angelo (CHEERS theme song WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME), Oliver Leiber (OPPOSITES ATTRACT for Paula Abdul), Gene McDaniels (FEEL LIKE MAKING LOVE), Jeff Franzel and Alexandra Forbes (DON'T RUSH ME for Taylor Dayne), Barry Miles (he wrote songs with Maya Angelou and Brenda Russell for Roberta Flack), Cynthia Biggs (IF ONLY YOU KNEW for Patti LaBelle), Ellison Chase (he wrote songs for Jermaine Jackson, Chaka Khan, Pointer Sisters), Peggy Stanziale (ALL DRESSED UP for Madonna), Marjorie Maye (A NEW DAY HAS COME for Celine Dion), and MUSIC TO PICTURE which presents a selection of compositions Terry has written, produced, arranged, performed and recorded that have served as the soundscape for hundreds of episodes on prime time TV shows and in major films.
The TERRY SILVERLIGHT BAND has performed in premier Manhattan venues including Birdland, The Cutting Room, The Metropolitan Cafe, Jazz Forum Arts, Bronxnet TV Studio.
Terry’s drum books are THE FEATURED DRUMMER which comes with an audio CD of Terry playing the exercises accompanied by John Patitucci and Barry Miles, and THE STICK BAG BOOK OF JAZZ, FUNK, FUSION. Both are published by Music Sales/Amsco/G.Schirmer.
Articles have been written about Terry in Billboard, The New York Times, Electronic Musician, Mix Magazine, Mix Online, ASCAP's Playback, Princeton Alumni Weekly, Princeton's With One Accord, Modern Drummer, DRUM!, JazzIs, JazzTimes, Downbeat, The Courier News, Drummer, Goldmine, Swing Journal (Japan), JazzReview.com, Rivertown, Tascam, O's Place, I Spy Soul, Drum Tracks, and Percussioner magazines.
Terry's bio is included in The Hollywood Reporter's Who's Who In Composing, Who's Who In Entertainment, Who's Who In Music/Pop, and Outstanding People of the 20th Century.
Terry endorses Gretsch Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Pro-Mark Drumsticks, Evans Drumheads, LP (Latin Percussion), HQ Percussion, Puresound Snare Wires.