Bio

Photo by Judith DeLorca
Photo by Judith DeLorca

Teresa’s education includes training in voice at Ithaca College, The Harlem School of the Arts, and with vocal coaches in New York. She has performed extensively in the jazz venues of New York such as The Blue Note, Seventh Avenue South and Eric’s with such notable jazz legends as Philly Joe Jones, Kirk Lightsey, Rashid Ali, Junior Cook and Tommy Turentine. She has recorded with Ray Drummond, Tom Harrel, and others.

While in New York Teresa also recorded Comme Si Comme Ca, with Fred Wesley and Maceo Parker. In Denver Teresa continued singing opera for four years at Mike Bernardi’s winning many accolades including Best Opera Singer for Westword’s ‘Best Of’ edition.

Teresa has worked on the western slope at The Little Nell in Aspen, The Silver Tree Hotel, and Maurice’s, in Snowmass Village and various restaurants and clubs in Carbondale and Glenwood Springs. She performed at Harris Hall in Aspen with John Hicks under the direction of Paul Jeffries. She has sung many times for the JAS Festival fund raisers under the direction of Jim Horowitz.

Colorado Venues:   

  • The Peoples Fair
  • Taste of Colorado
  • City Park Jazz
  • Jazz Aspen Snowmass
  • Westcliffe Jazz Festival
  • Juneteenth
  • Harris Hall

 

Since being back in the Denver area, Teresa has performed at numerous Jazz venues (see list).She was awarded Westword’s ‘Best Jazz Singer’.She also spends time singing for various fund raisers and charity events,volunteering at Denver’s KUVO 89.3FM Radio Station, resulting in featured performances on Volumes 5, 7  and 11 of KUVO’s yearly LIVE STUDIO compilation CD. Teresa released “Smile”, her first CD as a lead performer, in 2004.

She is sought out as a regular performer on the Denver jazz scene. She currently performs at The Golden Hotel, The Summit Steakhouse, Nocturne, Dazzle, Nonna’s, The Crimson Room and Caffe Sole among other venues. In 2013 she recorded three CD’s with CIMP Records. Featuring John Gunther-Sax, Doug Roche-Piano, Ron Bland-Bass and Todd Reid- Drums. Teresa can be heard on KUVO, Denver’s Jazz Station.