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Terry Cade was born and raised in Toronto. From a young age, she devoted her life to music and she has established herself as a respected musician, composer, and educator.


Her extensive training in jazz and classical music began during her early teens and included studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music, York University, Berklee College of Music, and The Manhattan School of Music. She has worked with such notable figures as Anne Marie Moss, Meredith D’Ambrosio and Fred Stone. In addition to leading Vocal Jazz Master classes in Toronto and NYC, Cade is a highly sought after vocal coach and has received multiple awards from The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, and FACTOR.

Through years of dedicated practice and refinement, Cade has developed a distinctive and iconoclastic musical voice and she is hailed by the Toronto Star as “a true jazz vocalist ...extraordinary”. Described as creatively fearless, Cade is “...always ready, willing and able to take the risk of bravely applying her artistry" (All Music Guide)

Her critically acclaimed debut album, "Sometimes I'm Happy," showcases Cade's impeccable vocal expertise, spanning a wide range of styles and approaches in her interpretations of songs from the standard repertoire. The album, recorded in Toronto and produced by renowned composer/ producer Jonathan Goldsmith, features a rhythm section composed of some of Canada’s finest musicians: Dave Restivo on piano, Artie Roth on bass, John Obercian on drums, Hugh Marsh on violin, and Lou Marini Jr, saxophone.


Cade made the move to New York City in the early 2000s and she swiftly established herself on the local scene, gracing the stages of some of the city’s most prominent jazz clubs, including The Cutting Room and The Knitting Factory. Cade headlined at The Texaco New York Jazz Festival's esteemed "Women in Jazz" series.


Cade shares a new facet of her innovative approach to jazz in her second album "All in a Day's Dream." Recorded in New York City, this album features original compositions, showcasing her as both a composer and a performer. She is joined on the album by her dynamic rhythm section: Gerard D'Angelo on piano, Ratzo Harris on bass, Victor Jones on drums, and Lou Marini Jr, sax and flute.


Cade looks forward to the release her highly anticipated third album in the spring of 2024.

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