Terry PromaneJazz Music Director / Trombone

Terry Promane

Terry Promane is an Associate Professor and Jazz Coordinator at the University of Toronto and remains active as 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, The Rob McConnell Tentet, The Boss Brass, the Mike Murley Septet, the John MacLeod Big Band, the Dave Neill Quintet, the Kirk MacDonald Jazz Orchestra, and The 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, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Mel Torme, Natalie Cole, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Kenny Rogers, Michael Bolton, Yanni, Aretha Franklin, Pibo Bryson, Melissa Manchester, Aaron Neville, Roberta Flack, The Fifth Dimension, and many others.  Further career highlights include performances with Kenny Wheeler, Bill Holman, Tito Puente, Dave Valentine, Maria Schneider, Tim Ries's 'Rolling Stones Project', Vince Mendoza, Gonzalo Rubacalba, Hilario Duran, the Kirk MacDonald Big Band, the Brigham Phillips Big Band, the Radioland Jazz All-Stars, the Gary Morgan Big Band (Panamericana), The Jazz Cartel, Banda Brava, Tribal Unit, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and Soul Stew.

Terry is a Yamaha Artist proudly plays Yamaha trombones!

Theatre credits include chairs in the pit-bands for 'The Sound of Music', 'White Christmas', 'The Drowsy Chaperone', 'Show Boat', 'Fosse'', 'The Producers', 'Lord of the Rings', 'Jolson', 'Sunset Boulevard', 'Crazy for You', 'Phantom of the Opera', 'Guys and Dolls', 'CATS', 'The Wizard of Oz', 'Damn Yankees', 'The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber', 'Ragtime', 'Chicago', 'FAME', 'The Lion King', 'Saturday Night Fever', 'Pippin', 'Jane Eyre', 'Annie, Get your Gun', and 'The Rat Pack'.