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

Terry 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. Since then, he’s performed all over the world and has played drums on gold and platinum recordings 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, movie scores for One Fine Day, You've Got Mail, Object Of My Affection, Titus, Frida, Slaves Of New York, What Planet Are You From, and countless jingles and TV shows. Terry has toured extensively with artists such as Roberta Flack and the award-winning, all-star, Manhattan Jazz Orchestra.

Terry has written, produced and arranged hundreds of pieces for network TV shows including One Life To Live, The Sopranos, All My Children, Ed, Beverly Hills 90210, Young And The Restless, Melrose Place, jingles for Reebok, Nicorette, Pantene, Crisco Canola, songs in the films Marci X with Lisa Kudrow, 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 two solo artist CDs, TERRY SILVERLIGHT and WILD!!, for both of which he composed and arranged all the music. These CDs feature performances by Will Lee, Paul Shaffer, Edgar Winter, Hiram Bullock, Lew Soloff, Barry Miles, and Chuck Loeb among others. The TERRY SILVERLIGHT BAND most recently performed at BIRDLAND in Manhattan.

Terry’s new drum book THE FEATURED DRUMMER is published by Music Sales/Amsco/G.Schirmer with an audio CD of Terry playing the exercises accompanied by John Patitucci and Barry Miles.

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".

Terry endorses Gretsch Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Pro-Mark Drumsticks, Evans Drumheads. Articles have been written about him in Tascam, Billboard, Electronic Musician, ASCAP's Playback, Princeton Alumni Weekly, Princeton's With One Accord, Modern Drummer, DRUM!, JazzIs, JazzTimes, Downbeat, Goldmine, Swing Journal (Japan), JazzReview.com, O's Place, I Spy Soul, Drum Tracks, and Percussioner magazines.









That record "White Heat" was such a mind blower - I remember when it first came out turning everyone I knew onto it around Kansas City - and then when I found out how young you were, that totally blew my mind - and inspired me. About a year after it came out, Lew Tabackin came to kc to play with Doc Severinsen and I was playing in the band opposite them and I remember taking that side up to Lew for him to sign and he told me all about the session and stuff which was really cool.
- Pat Metheny























© Paul LaRaia




The Featured Drummer
A unique method for the contemporary drummer exploring over-the-barline rhythmic groupings while developing four-way coordination and hand technique.
A must for today's drummer who would like to develop polyrhythmic phrases and grooves. Includes two audio CDs of the exercises performed by Terry Silverlight along with Barry Miles and John Patitucci.









performed with:

John Patitucci
Bob Kenmotsu
Danny Wilensky
Jeff Clampa
Will Lee
Paul Shaffer
Edgar Winter
John Clark
Lew Soloff
Roberta Flack
Steven Stills
Mel Torme
Natalie Merchant
George Benson
Anne Murray
Laura Nyro
Barry Miles
Change
Phil Woods
Tom Jones
Don Johnson
Freddie Jackson
Melba Moore
Jennifer Holliday
Michel Legrand
Stephanie Mills
BIlly Ocean
Jeffrey Osborne
David Matthews
and The Manhattan Jazz Orchestra
Cedar Walton
Gregory Hines
Michael Feinstein
John Sebastion
Wallace Roney
Maria Schneider
Chuck Loeb
Hiram Bullock
Chip Jackson
Tom Harrell
David Mann
Rob Paparozzi
Charles Blenzig
Mike Ricchiuti
John Tropea
Clifford Carter
Tabitha Fair
John Gentry Tennyson

...and many more





































© Paul La Raia





© Paul LaRaia

















Birdland N.Y.




PASIC 2005