Terry Vakirtzoglou

Terry Vakirtzoglou Jazz Choir ensembles

Focus Area: Jazz/Choir/Theory

Terry Vakirtzoglou, born in Athens, Greece, began music lessons at 12 and sang in local choirs. Accepted at the Ionian University in Corfu in 2004, she focused on jazz studies and improvisation. Graduating in 2010, she received the Fulbright and Onassis Foundation Scholarships for further studies in New York City at Queens College/Aaron Copland School of Music. In 2012, she reached the semifinals of the “Voicingers” International Jazz Competition in Poland. In 2013, she earned her MA in Jazz Vocal Performance and performed at renowned NYC venues like “Cornelia St Cafe”, “Le Poisson Rouge”, “Swing 46”, and “Silvana”.

Performing among exceptional jazz musicians

Terry has performed with exceptional jazz musicians at renowned venues in and outside Athens. Notable moments include collaborations with guitarist Daan Kleijn, the Athens Big Band, Dimitris Kalantzis/Ionian Reunion, Vasilis Rakopoulos and Mimis Plessas, Dimitris Kalantzis and the ERT contemporary orchestra, and jazz pianist Nikolas Anadolis. She also contributed to the latest record of jazz pianist Dimitris Kalantzis. Also arranging Greek songs from the 40s and 50s into jazz versions. Terry currently teaches modern vocals and improvisation in Athens and has been a guest jazz vocal instructor at Ionian University.

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