|Terje Lie (USA) - saxophone |
Saxophonist Terje Lie ("Terry Lee") started his career during highschool in Norway with his blues/rock band with which he appeared as a lead vocalist on Norwegian television at seventeen years of age. Lie toured Norway, Sweden, and Finland with different groups and appeared on the jazz shows of NRK, the Norwegian equivalent of the BBC. Lie later decided to move to the U.S. since his favorite styles of music "were being created in this country 24/7 everywhere." Since then he has been a jazz artist and freelance musician, performing in clubs and at festivals and concerts throughout the West Coast. Lie has a degree in music education as well as a Master of Music degree. He is active in music education and as a clinician and when time allows, he also donates time to children's music programs. Commenting on his new album Urban Vacation, produced by Jimmy Haslip and Jeff Lorber, Terje says, "Seeing how much work Jimmy and Jeff put into Urban Vacation has definitely inspired me to expect even more from myself as a composer, musician, and performer. It's great to have the opportunity now to share that with more fans than ever before. Jeff and Jimmy enlightened me to many new angles and concepts that made this a fantastic experience for me. It's been a great thing to record with them and the result is a seriously kickin' album!"