Vocalist/Composer - Jazz/Post-Bop

"When you hear Terry Cade sing, it's like appetizer, main course and dessert all at once.” -Toronto Star

“Cade can corner harmonies on a dime and doesn't hesitate when the inspiration hits.” -Time Out New York (Critics Pick)

“You can expect to be surprised by Cade’s iconoclastic approach to music. She moves easily through her repertoire, shifting from hard bop to cool swing, and never misses a beat.”
 -Village Voice


Considered “a true jazz vocalist” (Toronto Star), Cade is also a respected composer, arranger, and educator. She has performed extensively throughout Canada and The United States and has worked with John Hicks, Ratzo Harris, Victor Jones, “Blue Lou” Marini, Jonathan Goldsmith and Dave Restivo, among others. Cade has studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music, York University, The Berklee College of Music and The Manhattan School of Music, as well as privately with Anne Marie Moss, Meredith D’Ambrosio and Fred Stone.

Cade cites Betty Carter, Bill Evans and Thelonious Monk to be among her strongest influences, each for their unique approach to harmony, composition and performance. Cade was a recipient of The Canada Council Award for the Arts and was a featured performer in the “Women in Jazz” series at the Texaco New York Jazz Festival. Cade has recorded two well received albums under her own name – “Sometimes I’m Happy” and “All in a Day’s Dream” and is currently building material for her next offering.


Cade divides her time between Toronto and New York City.