Professor: New Jazz Swing
Terence Elliott is an accomplished pianist, composer and producer as well as an Educator of Humanities. He holds a Masters degree in Creative Arts and a Bachelors degree in Music and Black Studies that he earned at San Francisco State University. Currently, he is President of the Academic Senate at Contra Costa College and former Chair of the African American Studies Department at Contra Costa College. Elliott has been performing and recording for years throughout the Bay Area and internationally. He played briefly with the popular Top 40 band Timex Social Club. He toured Europe with the group led by SF Bay Area favorite Mike Marshall who also has a new CD out Love, Lies and Life. His recording credits include two jazz CD's with composer, Karlton Hester and his Contemporary Jazz Art Movement and a recording with world beat soul artist Gregory Bledsoe and the Source of light. More recently he wrote, produced and performed on the CD Cultural Consciousness by the Contra Costa College Black Song and Poetry Ensemble (BSAP), a group he formed and directed. Look for another CD by BSAP later this year. Elliott was also the co-producer, composer and featured pianist on the CD Kissed By A Dove by vocalist Amanda Elliott. As a composer he incorporates various styles from jazz to gospel, hip-hop and beyond. He calls it the "new jazz swing."