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”.