Originally from Los Angeles, Art Terry is a singer-songwriter who has been based in London for the past 30 years. His songs explore sexuality, Black politics and religion through a trans-Atlantic lens. Whether playing solo or with his collective of talented musicians, Art's live performances are theatrical and compelling.
During this 2018 West Coast tour he will be accompanied by JT Taylor on percussion.
Art collaborates with Stew, who created the musical Passing Strange, about his and Art’s experiences in Europe as young men. The piece was made into a film by Spike Lee. Art has been a keyboardist for Stew at the Kennedy Centre in Washington DC, the Harlem Stage and many other venues. The New York Times described Art’s playing as ‘terrific’. Art’s forthcoming second album is Sex Madness. He regularly performs live in the UK, Europe and the States. Is Black Music is Art’s weekly radio show on Resonance FM.
James (JT) Taylor is a drummer and multi-percussionist based in London. He likes to fuse the sensibilities of his classical training with modern drumming styles and the techniques of traditional percussionists from around the world.
Helping composers and songwriters soundscape their compositions with percussion is a passion. JT plays drum kit, vibraphone and hybrid percussion set-ups with solo artists and groups in diverse settings.