"A rockin', soulful passionate sound; she packs a powerful punch from that pint size frame..."
Teri is a native of Seattle, well-known for her tasteful phrasing, and beautiful, powerful voice. She's been
building experience as a lead vocalist since high school. After a few years on the road singing in clubs
throughout the United States, she came home and received a scholarship in the Jazz vocal program at Cornish
College of the Arts, where she spent the next years studying with Gary Peacock, Joni Metcalf, Julian Priester,
and many other talents.
Since then, she's been in several bands, mostly performing in Washington and Oregon. Teri is skilled in
everything from Jazz to Motown and even spent time in the gospel scene where she met national country star
Michael Peterson. She recorded backups with him on his gospel album. After that, Teri also worked with local
band, Blues Therapy.
When she's not singing with Miles From Chicago, she has her own Teri Derr Band, also seen at many of the
local venues including the Bite of Seattle, The Sky Church at EMP, The Port Townsend Festival, and the
Alaska Folk and Blues Festival. Hear samples of her new CD of originals, Don't lose Heart, at TeriDerr.com.