TERRY VOSBEIN was born into a musical family in the musical city of New Orleans. He spent his first decades immersed in the world of jazz composition and performance, playing and writing and learning.
Somewhere along the way he got a few degrees, wrote some symphonies and found himself in teaching at a university in Lexington, Virginia. He is the co-director of the Vosbein Magee Big Band.
In 2008 he spent seven months living in Paris and Copenhagen creating new music for twenty-piece big band. Some of these compositions can be found on his first CD Progressive Jazz 2009, featuring the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra (Max Frank Music).
The critically acclaimed performance of Vosbein’s arrangements of the music from Sweeney Todd is available on Fleet Street, once again featuring the fabulous Knoxville Jazz Orchestra.
Stradivarius Christmas, a CD of favorite holiday songs skillfully arranged by Vosbein for violin and piano, and featuring Jasper Wood and David Riley, emerged in 2012, and has become an annual concert event in Canadian towns.
La Chanson Française, a jazz nonet perspective on classic French songs, has been garnering airplay and critical success since its release in June of 2016.
And Come and Get It! features brand new Big Band compositions performed by the Vosbein Magee Big Band.
Vosbein is one of the world’s leading authorities on jazz icon, Stan Kenton. He is the founder and curator of the Stan Kenton Research Center in Staunton, Virginia.
for piano quartet (premiere)
Eugene, Oregon, 13 October 2023
for jazz band (premiere)
Lexington, Virginia, 9 November 2023
Pillars of Brass
for British Brass Band
Lexington, Virginia, 17 February 2024 (premiere)
Harrisonburg, Virginia 23 February 2024