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, 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.
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, THE STICK BAG BOOK OF JAZZ, FUNK, FUSION, and GIG BAG SERIES FOR DRUMMERS: RHYTHM & PERCUSSION. All 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, Modern Drummer, DRUM!, JazzIs, JazzTimes, Downbeat, The Courier News, JazzReview.com.
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".
Welcome Terry to The Jazz Network. It's an honor to have you join us with such and incredible array of expertise. :-) I look forward to hearing some of your music and getting a chance to network with you. Enjoy seeing all your friends here and finding new and up and coming artists. It's a great place to hang. Thanks for joining our family of jazz.
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Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."