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Terry Silverlight

Artist Bio

Terry Silverlight has contributed his musical talents as a leader, songwriter, composer, producer, arranger, drummer, author, and educator to projects in almost every style and facet of the music business.

Silverlight began his recording 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. His college education was obtained at Princeton University. Since then as a drummer, he has performed all over the world and recorded on gold/platinum albums and hit singles for artists such as 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, and Jonathan Butler. He’s also worked on scores for such films as 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. Silverlight has toured globally with Roberta Flack, the award-winning all-star Manhattan Jazz Orchestra (MJO), and many others.

As a songwriter/producer/composer, Silverlight 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, Ghost Whisperer, Strong Medicine, Las Vegas, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Seventh Heaven, The District, and The Shield, just to name a few; and 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.

Silverlight has released seven solo artist jazz albums (in various sub genres of jazz) and four solo artist pop albums (in various sub genres of pop).

Silverlight’s band, The Terry Silverlight Band, has performed in premier Manhattan venues including Birdland, The Cutting Room, The Metropolitan Cafe, The Bitter End, Jazz Forum Arts, and Bronxnet TV Studio.

Articles have been written about Silverlight 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),, Rivertown, Tascam, O’s Place, I Spy Soul, Drum Tracks, and Percussioner magazines. His bio is also 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”.

Silverlight’s new album Duets Remix is out now.


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