Born in Miami, raised in Chicago and Silver Spring, MD, Terell was trained in classical and jazz trumpet, earning a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the University of Maryland and a Master of Music from Rutgers University. Terell’s career was launched in the early 1990s when he recorded and performed with Bobby Watson’s acclaimed quintet, Horizon, with whom he continues to perform. Subsequently he performed with McCoy Tyner’s Sextet, the Kenny Barron Sextet, the Jimmy Heath Big Band and the Jon Faddis Orchestra. Since the mid-1990s, Terell has performed with the Clayton Brothers Quintet, Bill Cunliffe, Cedar Walton and Herbie Mann and has appeared on more than 130 recordings. Now based in NYC, he is a member of the Grammy®-winning Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and is prominently featured on a number of other Grammy®-nominated recordings. Active as a music educator, Terell was formerly a faculty member at the Juilliard Institute for Jazz Studies and is currently Director of Jazz Studies and Chair of Instrumental Studies at Temple University, and Managing & Artistic Director of the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia. He has taught at the Vail Jazz Workshop for 17 years.