Teri has an intuitive laid back sense of time reminiscent of Abbey Lincoln and Betty Carter but with her own uniqueness. JACK DEJOHNETTE, Legendary Jazz Drummer & 2012 NEA JazzMaster
A discovery at the Sunside in Paris, Teri Roiger, somewhere between Abbey Lincoln, Billie Holiday and Anita O'Day, played with elegance, expressiveness and authenticity. JEAN SZLAMOWICZ, Jazz Hot Magazine, Paris
Teri 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. VIC GARBARINI, Playboy Magazine
DEC 10 (2023) @ The JAZZLAB in Melbourne AUSTRALIA
Melbourne International Women's Jazz Festival - Celebrating the Music of Abbey Lincoln
TERI ROIGER (voice) JOHN MENEGON (bass) HUGH STUCKEY (guitar) RONNY FERELLA (drums)
Watch for MISTERIOSO on VINYL in 2024 celebrating the 25th anniversary of the first release!
To hear Teri Roiger is to experience that peculiarly beautiful combination of improvisation, tone, feeling, and phrasing that are distinct elements of jazz freedom. She is made for those who still understand the meaning of the term the real thing. STANLEY CROUCH, Author, Cultural Critic & 2019 NEA Jazz Master
JAZZTIMES: Powerfully moving…sagacious warmth…impressively deep…
ALL ABOUT JAZZ: Roiger’s warm contralto, like aged, fine whiskey, is smooth but heady.
Mark Myers, JazzWax.com: A vocalist who wraps (Abbey) Lincoln’s complex songs around her finger…
SHARP 5, a Brazilian Jazz Band, released their first album on SEPT 20 (2021) TERI ROIGER (vocals), PETE LEVIN (piano/keys), JOHN MENEGON (bass), JEFF SIEGEL (drums), NANNY ASSIS (percussion, guitar, vocals) You can listen and/or purchase SHINE A BRIGHT LIGHT on BandCamp at this link: SHINE A BRIGHT LIGHT
Teri's 4th CD as a bandleader "GHOST OF YESTERDAY: Shades of Lady Day" was chosen by acclaimed author/critic Scott Yanow as one of his top 30 Jazz releases of 2017!
Click on the link below to hear cuts from GHOST OF YESTERDAY: Shades of Lady Day: https://youtu.be/mIC2WnAqTxE
DEAR ABBEY was chosen by Laurence-Donohue Green (New York City Jazz Record) as one of the top five jazz vocal releases of 2012.
"Teri Roiger . . . a vocalist who wraps (Abbey) Lincoln's complex songs around her finger…" MARC MYERS, Jazzwax.com
Powerfully moving...segacious warmth...impressively deep...Christopher Loudon, JAZZTIMES
The very fine singer Teri Roiger is one of the few who truly comprehends 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. STANLEY CROUCH (Author, Cultural Critic & 2019 NEA Jazz Master)
STILL LIFE . . . Teri's composition “Still Life” won 3rd place in the jazz category of the prestigious 2006 Int’l Songwriting Competition (ISC)
Teri collaborated with John Menegon on her first CD, along with jazz greats Kenny Burrell & Jack DeJohnette. Teri recorded her original lyrics to the title song "Misterioso" with the approval of the Thelonious Monk family.
Sunday Night Jazz OCTOBER 15, 29 @ ENTWINE, 765 Washington St, NYC. Teri Roiger (vocals), Steve Berger (guitar), John Menegon (bass) www.entwinenyc.com
Thursday OCT 27 (8 'til 10 PM) Teri Roiger Quartet @ SILVANA (300 W 116th St (corner of Frederick Douglass Blvd/8th Ave) NYC (646 692 4935) TERI ROIGER (voice) MICHAEL HOWELL (guitar), JOHN MENEGON (bass), Steve Williams (drums) www.silvana-nyc.com
Thursday, SEPT 28 (7 ‘til 10 pm) BISTRO LA Cave - French Bistro & Jazz Bar, 7 Public Landing, Camden, ME 04843 (207.230.8818) www.bistrolacave.com
Friday, SEPT 29 (7:30 ‘til 10 pm) Bill Ware Trio! Live at the Barn @ Barncastle, 125 South Street, Blue Hill, ME 04614 (207.374.2300) www.barncastle.me
Saturday, SEPT 30 (5 ‘til 8 pm) Pentagoet Inn & Pub, 26 Main St, Castine, ME 04421 www.pentagoet.com
Sunday, JULY 30 (7:30 & 9 PM) @ MEZZROW (163 W 10th St, NYC) TERI ROIGER QUARTET with Steve Einerson (piano), John Menegon (bass), Matt Garrity (drums) www.smallslive.com
Thursdays AUGUST 10 & 17 (6 'til 9 PM) @ Gateways Inn (51 Walker St, Lenox, MA) Teri Roiger (piano & vocals), John Menegon (bass), Matt Garrity (drums) www.gatewaysinn.com