vocalist pianist lyricist composer teacher
Welcome to my WebSite! I am excited to tell you about my new upcoming release "Ghost of Yesterday" an homage to Billie Holiday to be released on Lady Day'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 finger…Mark 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 heady…Hrayr 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 recording, DEAR ABBEY: The Music of Abbey Lincoln, is now 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
Here's a link to my interview on WBGO's Singers Unlimited on Sunday, December 9, with Michael Bourne: http://www.wbgo.org/blog/vocalist-teri-roiger-talks-with-michael-bourne
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.