Teri Roiger

vocalist   pianist   lyricist   composer   teacher

Welcome to my WebSite! I am excited to tell you about my new upcoming release "GHOST OF YESTERDAY: Shades of Lady Day" to be released on Billie Holiday's birthday (April 7, 2017) on Dot Time Records!

Teri has an intuitive laid back sense of time reminiscent of Abbey Lincoln & Betty Carter but with her own uniqueness. Jack DeJohnette (NEA JazzMaster)

Powerfully moving...segacious warmth...impressively deep...Christopher Loudon, JAZZTIMES  

A vocalist who wraps (Abbey) Lincoln's complex songs around her fingerMark Myers, Jazzwax.com 

She is made for those who still understand the meaning of the term the real thing. Stanley Crouch (Author/Cultural Critic) 

Roiger has a voice like the finest bittersweet chocolate full of rich, dark, contradicting flavors that miraculously blend to create one of the most original vocal instruments in decades. Playboy Magazine 

Roiger's warm contralto, like aged, fine whiskey, is smooth but headyHrayr Attarian, AllAboutJazz.com

Billie Holiday provided the initial spark leading to my commitment to a life in jazz! On this multi-dimensional project I celebrate and honor Lady Day's legacy by showing the many facets of Billie…her ebullient joy, her rebellious spirit, her rich sensuality, and the depth of her blues. Included on the recording are songs made famous by Ms. Holiday, songs written by Ms. Holiday, and some very moving songs about Ms. Holiday, including some of my original lyrics.

The new recording features Wayne Hawkins (piano), John Menegon (bass), Steve Williams (drums) + The Visitors: Roswell Rudd (trombone), Jay Collins (baritone and tenor sax), Steve Gorn (clarinet & bansuri flute), Rebecca Coupe-Franks (trumpet), Mark Dziuba (guitar), Abdou Mboup (percussion)

Stay tuned for information on upcoming CD release parties & tours in your 'hood!  

Here's a photo from Day One of recording "Ghost Of Yesterday"

My 2012 release, DEAR ABBEY: The Music of Abbey Lincoln, is available on innercirclemusic.net, cdbaby.com, amazon & itunes.

You can purchase audio CDs or digital downloads of my first three recordings (MISTERIOSO, STILL LIFE, & DEAR ABBEY) at the following sites:

CD BABY  http://tinyurl.com/zm45shl

iTUNES    http://tinyurl.com/jf29kqo

AMAZON  http://tinyurl.com/hao2kse

Stanley Crouch, author & art critic: The very fine singer Teri Roiger is one of the few who truly comprehended what Abbey Lincoln did with time, timbre, and phrasing. Most importantly, she is not what they call a clone. Teri absorbed everything into her own individuality, can actually swing hard, sing impressive ballads, and emote the invincible and real feeling of jazz.


Check this out: BEYOND ICONIC! John Menegon and I scored the music for this film on iconic photographer DENNIS STOCK directed by Hanna Sawka! And yes, that truly is the photo of James Dean taken in Times Square by Dennis Stock! Watch for a showing in your area!