“One of the most promising new singers on the jazz scene” – Jane Monheit
“Terrell is an attuned musician who seems aware of the depth of human experience.” – Dottie Miller-Gould, Lemon Wire
Known for her powerhouse vocals and captivating yet subtle stage presence, Norfolk, VA-based artist Liz Terrell swings intuitively and sings with incredible vocal dexterity. Described as a “world class jazz talent” by Scott Yanow, LA Jazz Scene, Liz has established herself as one of the leading jazz vocalists on the East Coast.
Her debut album “It’s All Right With Me” enjoyed several weeks in the Top 50 on the Jazzweek radio chart and was met with rave reviews from noteworthy publications like Jazziz Magazine “…She breathes new life into well-worn classics” – Matt Micucci, the Jazz Journal UK “Terrell is a very welcome addition to the jazz singing world, especially as she clearly know, loves, understands and respects the form’s roots” – Bruce Crowther, and All About Jazz “Adding her own strength of expression to every piece she touches, communicating with absolute earnestness, and offering a sound all her own, she makes every melody and musical gesture matter” – Dan Bilawsky.
Her artistry has also been praised by prominent jazz musicians like vibraphonist Joe Locke “Liz Terrell - Her sound pulls you in, and her beautiful phrasing and impeccable taste keeps you there. In addition, the beautifully conceived and arranged repertoire here makes this a stunning debut from a gifted artist. In my opinion, she belongs on the very short list of the best singers currently on the scene. Don’t miss this one if you can help it.”
Terrell is a forced to be reckoned with in the East Coast jazz scene, and has taken her soulful, swinging vocal style to notable venues and festivals such as Zeiders American Dream Theater, The American Theatre, Sandler Center for Performing Arts, The Winter Blues Jazz Festival, Richmond Jazz Festival, Hampton Jazz Festival and the Vocal Jazz Summit.
Terrell has studied with world-renowned vocalist Jane Monheit who says, “I’ve known Liz for some time now and can honestly say she is one of the most promising new singers on the scene; her instrument is an absolutely gorgeous, lush alto, and her musicianship is top-notch. A true beauty of a vocalist and a person."