• J.D., Howard University

  • B.A., Columbia University

Terrence Butler

Growing up in a talented musical family, Terrence was always surrounded by different forms of music. His parents exposed him to gospel, jazz and classical music, all of which influenced his musical development. His first foray into music began when he started singing in the church choir at the age of 6. He also sang in his elementary school choir up until the age of 12. His parents discovered that he had an aptitude for piano and enrolled him in the Brooklyn Conservatory, which is associated with the Brooklyn Academy of Music, at the age of 8. Terrence began playing classical music and learning Gospel music from other musicians around the church.

 

Terrence was accepted into Columbia University in 1975. While at the University, he organized the Columbia-Barnard Gospel Choir, a group that is still in existence today. In college, he began to develop an affinity for Fusion and Progressive Rock Music. He was also a member of HEADWAY, a progressive jazz-fusion quartet that was very popular on campus. He graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Music and Economics. When not performing, Terrence enjoys teaching as well as producing music tracks for artists.

 

He currently is working with two bands. His own band KALEIDOSCOPE is a cover band specializing in the jazz and fusion songs of the 70s, 80s and 90s. He is also in a rock band called NO EXCUSES which only plays original music. NO EXCUSES has an EP that is about to drop later in 2018. Not to be outdone by his parents, Terrence also went to Howard University and obtained his JD degree . He is also a Lawyer and Real Estate Broker. Terrence is also working on his first solo CD album, which he hopes to release in the spring of 2019.