Terence Collie

Terence Collie


About me...


At age 12 I began as a self-taught keyboard player and at 17 years old, I joined a band full-time in Jersey CI.

I was predominantly gigging in the Island’s hotels, pubs & nightclubs. During this period I got heavily into jazz, performing weekly at the Blue Note Bar and also got the opportunity to play supportive concert slots for visiting artists including Teddy Edwards, The Average White Band, Georgie Fame, Andy Sheppard, Jason Rebello and Digby Fairweather.

I returned to the mainland in the late 90’s and acquired a 6-days-a-week residency at Pizza Express in Cambridge playing solo piano (duos at the weekends).

In the early 2000s I obtained an Open University diploma in music.

In 2011 I started a jazz-fusion group called "Prison Break" playing and recording my own compositions.

In 2012 I began a partnership called Mood Indigo Events putting on jazz events & concerts including five TW12 Jazz Festivals with many well known and high-profile international artists taking part. I get to play with some of the best jazz musicians on the scene at my monthly curated events including Riverside Arts Jazz & Jazz on the Plaza.

As a sideman jazz pianist I have performed with artists including The Kyle Eastwood Band, Aisling Iris, Esther Bennett, Gabriel Garrick, Tony Woods & Jo Harrop at many of the top jazz clubs in the UK including The 606, The Vortex, Pizza Express Jazz Club - Soho, The Verdict, Hampstead Jazz Club, The Stables - Wavendon, The Pheasantry, Southampton Modern Jazz Club, Peterborough Jazz Club, Mill Hill Jazz Club, Bracknell Jazz, Guildford Jazz, Bexley Jazz Club, Fleece Jazz, Berkhamsted Jazz, The Bear Club, Jazz Cafe POSK, The Jazz Cafe & festivals including the Jersey Jazz Festival, London Jazz Festival, Lichfield Festival, Birmingham Jazz Festival, Manchester Jazz Festival & the Cheltenham Jazz Festival

In 2017 I self-recorded a piano trio album called "TC3+"

During the Lockdown period I performed many live-streamed concerts & interviews along with remote recording collaborations which helped to build a growing audience for my Mood Indigo Jazz YouTube Channel and a new Patreon page for subscribers helping to support me and Mood Indigo Events. My music video production skills increased greatly with monthly live-streaming, and content uploads.

From 2020 I have been asked to collaborate with the Brecon Jazz Festival, this has included an annual "Brecon Jazz Festival London Day" where I have performed with my own trio, and in 2023 I performed with Zoe Gilby performing the music of Thelonious Monk. As the leader with my own piano trio, I performed at the 2022 Brecon Jazz Festival (under the name Panoply). Ian Mann from The Jazzmann website described my concert as the "gig of the day". This gave me the confidence to record my solo piano album "Reminiscent" in early 2023. This album has had some great reviews including Ian Mann giving it 4 stars, and a nice feature in "Jazz In Europe". In September 2023 I recorded a quartet album called “384,400” featuring saxophonist Roberto Manzin for release in December 2023.

Keeping busy

I am currently running and hosting many successful jazz nights in south west London and playing regularly at some of the best jazz venues in the South of England, both with my own groups or as a sideman with others. Please check my gigs page for all my public performances. I regularly perform with a variety of function bands for corporate and private events. Please check out my events page for details on booking me for a private event.

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