Teriver Cheung Contemporary Guitar Masterclass

Masterclass Performers:

  • Loh Shingsong – Revelation (performed by Robben Ford)
  • Andy Chong – Chromazone (performed Mike Stern)
  • Jonathan Wong – I Remember Clifford (performed by Freddie Hubbard)

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Teriver Cheung is one of the most exciting Jazz guitarists in his generation. As a Hong Kong native currently based in New York City, Cheung had the opportunities to tour and perform with Latin Grammy Award winner bassist Eddie Gomez, and world renowned musicians such as Bernard Wright, George Garzone, Billy Drummond, Taylor Eigsti, Richard Stoltzman. Cheung had already shared his music internationally to the US, UK, Poland, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Mexico, and appeared on different music festivals and venues.

Cheung began his musical journey at age 5 playing the piano. His early exposure to classical music has contributed to his future style of composing as well as playing. At age 16, he switched to guitar and discovered his love in jazz music. In 2004, Teriver went on to receive his Bachelors of Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas with a scholarship. There he studied with Fred Hamilton, performed and recorded with the 2 O’clock lab band, and had the experience performing or recording with some of the world-renowned musicians such as Bernard Wright, Quamon Fowler and Shelly Carroll in Dallas-Fort Worth area.  He also performed at the Fort-worth Main Street Festival, Wild Flower Festival, Denton Art and Jazz Festival to name a few. In 2009, Teriver relocated to New York City. Since then he has been playing an active role in the jazz music scene both as a bandleader and sideman.

As a versatile musician, Cheung is not limited as a Jazz guitarist. Besides working actively for various creative Soul/R&B/Hiphop project, he co-lead a soul/funk group called ‘Nuf Said and has been performing regularly in New York City. The band had recorded the first album in Feb 2012 followed by a 3-week long Asia tour. Their debut album “My Kind” will be released in 2013.

<JazzTimes> reviewed his recent jazz instrumental album “My Nocturne” under Tippin’ Records:

Teriver Cheung reveals a gentle touch and a mature, composerly approach on his first recording as a leader. Accompanied by bassist Linda Oh, alto saxophonist Andrew Gould and his former North Texas schoolmate Ross Pederson on drums, guitarist Cheung (a onetime child prodigy on piano) demonstrates an impressive command of his instrument” -JAZZTIMES (August 2012), Bill Milkowski

Please visit www.terivercheung.com for more info.

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