Jazz Area Chair (on sabbatical 2016-17)
Terry Promane is a low-brass specialist, prominent on the jazz and commercial music scenes in Toronto for many years. Playing both trombone and tuba, Promane has long sustained an active performing career in the theatre, recording studios, and jazz clubs. He is a member of many of Toronto’s most prestigious jazz groups including Dave Young/Terry Promane and Octet (JUNO nomination 2013), The Rob McConnell Tentet (JUNO winner 2002), The Boss Brass, the Mike Murley Septet (JUNO nomination 2012), the John MacLeod Big Band (JUNO winner 2011), the Paul Read Orchestra (PRO), the Kirk MacDonald Jazz Orchestra (JUNO Nomination 2011). And Carn/Davidson 9. He was twice named ‘Jazz Trombonist of the Year’ by ‘Jazz Report’ Magazine, and nominated for three consecutive years as the National Jazz Awards’ ‘Trombonist of the Year’ and ‘Arranger of the Year’.
As a freelance musician, Terry Promane is a first-call session player who can be heard in countless feature films, documentaries, and jingles. He has performed on the concert stage with Holly Cole, , Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Mel Torme, Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin. Further career highlights include performances with Kenny Wheeler, Bill Holman, Tito Puente, Dave Valentine, Maria Schneider, , Vince Mendoza, Gonzalo Rubacalba, Hilario Duran, The Jazz Cartel.
Selected theatre credits include ‘The Sound of Music’, ‘White Christmas’, ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’, ‘Show Boat’, ‘Fosse”, ‘The Producers’, ‘Lord of the Rings’, , ‘Phantom of the Opera’, ‘Guys and Dolls’, ‘CATS’, , ‘The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber’, ‘Ragtime’, ‘Chicago’, ‘FAME’, ‘The Lion King’, ‘Saturday Night Fever’,