June 25-28, 2023

Terry Jenoure & Secret to Life; featuring Angelica Sanchez

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Terry Jenoure & Secret to Life; featuring Angelica Sanchez

Terry Jenoure & Secret to Life; featuring Angelica Sanchez
Northfield, MA
Grant amount: $10,564

About the Artists

Dr. Terry Jenoure musician, visual artist, and educator was born and raised in public housing projects in the Bronx, NY into a Puerto Rican and Jamaican family.  Her entire life has been dedicated to the arts and to research and education through the arts.  As a musician, she began classical violin study at age 8 and attended the acclaimed High School of Music & Art. Entering college at age 16, she spent her sophomore and junior years at the Beirut College for Women in Lebanon. After graduation, she became a protégé of the Free Jazz movement, touring, performing & recording with the most exemplary musicians of the genre: Archie Shepp, Leroy Jenkins, Marion Brown, John Carter, Lawrence “Butch” Morris, Andrew Cyrille, Elliot Sharp, Billy Bang, Richard Davis, Henry Threadgill, among others. She studied voice with famed Edward Boatner who also coached Josephine Baker, Dinah Washington, and Jon Lucien. Associations with Yusef Lateef & Ornette Coleman have shaped her philosophy toward sound & her career choices emphasizing musical autonomy and experimentation. With a career spanning four decades, her performances as composer and violinist/vocalist include appearances at prestigious jazz venues and international festivals across the U.S., Western and Eastern Europe, and South America. The recent release of her three-CD project features twenty-seven of her compositions for her sextet, The Portal. As an educator/scholar and community leader, she holds masters and doctoral degrees in Education with a focus on Cultural Diversity and the Arts. As an independent researcher, Terry has conducted trainings in South Africa, Mexico, India, Israel, Colombia. Her book, Navigators: African American Musicians, Dancers, and Visual Artists in Academe as well as published essays are referenced by over forty scholars internationally. She has earned awards and grants from numerous sources, consults with various literacy projects, and serves on the Collections Committee at the Danforth Museum, among her other community service contributions.

Pianist/Composer/Educator Angelica Sanchez moved to New York from Arizona in 1994. Since moving to the East Coast Sanchez has collaborated with such notable artists as: Wadada Leo Smith, Paul Motian, Richard Davis, Jamaladeen Tacuma, Nicole Mitchell, Rob Mazurek, Tim Berne, Mario Pavone, Ben Monder amongst others. Sanchez leads numerous groups, the most recent being her Nonet which features Chris Speed, Michael Attais, Thomas Heberer, Kenny Warren, Ben Goldberg, John Hebert, Omar Tamez and Sam Ospavot. She also recently debuted a new piano duo with Marilyn Crispell. Her music has been recognized in national and international publications including Jazz Times,The New York Times,Chicago Tribune amongst others. She was also the 2008 recipient of a French/American Chamber Music America grant and the 2011 Rockefeller Brothers Pocantico artist residency. Sanchez’ debut solo CD “A Little House” was featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition and her recording “Wires & Moss” featuring her Quintet was chosen as one of best Releases of 2012 in “The New York City Jazz Record (formerly AllAboutJazz-New York).”  Her recording “Twine Forest” a duo with Wadada Leo Smith received Honorable Mention as one of the best releases of 2013 in "The New York City Jazz Record." Her latest trio project “Float The Edge” features Michael Formanek and Tyshawn Sorey and has garnered wide critical acclaim. Sanchez has a Master's degree from Willam Paterson University in Jazz Arranging and was a lecturer at Princeton University. She is currently on the music faculty at Bard College.



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