Brian Tervo – Bio


Brian Tervo recently attended graduate school at the University of Miami for a degree in Studio Music & Jazz, studying from Gary Keller’s saxophone studio. He also studied with Greg Banaszak at the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music near Cleveland, OH while receiving his bachelor’s degree in saxophone performance. He now resides in Buffalo, NY.

In high school, Brian studied with Dave Schiavone and Jack Lis in the Niagara Wheatfield School District near Niagara Falls, NY. Additionally, he received the Most Outstanding Soloist award in 1998 and ’99 at the Buffalo Academy of Visual and Performing Arts Jazz Festival while performing with his high school jazz ensemble.

Brian has shared the stage with great musicians such as Roy Hargrove, Ira Sullivan, Don Menza, Sam Noto, Steve Reich, Mike DiRubbo, Rich Goldstein, Alex Norris, Al Tinney, and has played with groups such as the Mongo Santamaria Band, The New World Symphony, and DeFonce, who won Miami’s 2006 LatinFunkFest which led to a feature performance at The Mansion.

Brian plays all single reed woodwinds, keyboard, and works professionally with audio and video.

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