TERRIEN is a Los Angeles, California-based professional
bassist, violist, string arranger, composer,
musician contractor, and music director. Born and raised
in Burlington, Vermont, Terrien holds a Bachelor of
Arts degree in Music from the prestigious Bates College
in Lewiston, Maine. Terrien also spent time studying
viola and Electroacoustic composition at the University
of East Anglia, in Norwich, England.
LIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEOS HERE: http://www.jayterrien.com/TERRIEN_VIDEOS.htm
Since his arrival in Los Angeles, CA last year, Terrien
has quickly established himself as a highly sought-after recording session
multi-instrumentalist, music director, musician contractor, and touring
musician in the Los Angeles, CA music scene. Well-known for his technical
proficiency and amazing tone/great feel on several stringed instruments,
it's his diverse musical appetite, ability to tastefully serve any song,
and unabashed love for all musical genres that keeps his phone ringing.
Armed with some of the best ears and transcription skills in the business, Terrien
has been doing plenty of national television and live concert work on
both bass and viola with some outstanding artists. Recent clients include
performing live with legendary superstars STEVIE WONDER and ESPERANZA
SPALDING, for a concert at the Nokia Theatre that also featured HERBIE
HANCOCK, CHICK COREA, and JOHN MAYER. He also worked under the music
directorship of bassist NATHAN EAST in a concert for Yamaha Corporation
of America that showcased legendary performers JOSH GROBAN, PATTI AUSTIN,
MICHAEL MCDONALD, BEN FOLDS, WYNONNA JUDD, MINDI ABAIR, DAVE KOZ, AND
THE SUMMER HORNS.
As an arranger, Jay Terrien composed, conducted, contracted,
and performed his own string arrangements for the new ALIEN ANT FARM
album, “Always And Forever”.
Previous to that, Terrien also composed string arrangements and performed with pop star ANDY GRAMMER on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He performed with THE BODEANS at Chicago Symphony Center and at The Troubadour in Los Angeles, and wrote string arrangements and performed with 6-time Grammy nominee MOBY on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Terrien also played viola with RIHANNA, KANYE WEST, and DRAKE at The NBA All-Star Game at The Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA.
Terrien has also worked with CHRIS MANN (Finalist on the hit NBC show “The Voice”, Singer on hit FOX TV show “GLEE”, former Sony/BMG artist, toured with Grammy Award-winner India.Arie and Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel) and toured with YouTube sensation singer-songwriter CLARA C (http://www.youtube.com/user/ClaraCMusic).
Other collaborators include work with BEAUTY IN THE BREAKDOWN (the new band from Chastity Ashley of DURAN DURAN), Winnipeg, Manitoba singer-songwriter JP HOE, MILCK (CONNIE LIM, an emerging singer-songwriter seen on the hit NBC TV show “THE VOICE”), production guru ROB WELLS (Backstreet Boys, Nick Lachey, Mika, Olivia Newton John, Cyndi Lauper, Adam Lambert, Justin Bieber, etc.), BRANDON ROGERS (AMERICAN IDOL finalist and vocalist for Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Anastacia, Usher, etc.), and ARAS BASKAUSKAS (CBS TV “SURVIVOR” Season 12 Million Dollar Winner).
In addition to his sideman work, Jay Terrien also composed and conducted punk rock string arrangements for the new album by RANCID, “Let The Dominoes Fall”, which skyrocketed to #11 on the US Billboard Top 200.
As a creatively driven music arranger and musician contractor, he focuses on satisfying the artistic wishes and business needs of the client. He has immediate access to and regularly works with the best strings, brass, pop/rock band, and orchestral players in the world whose credits include live and studio session work with Moby, Lana Del Rey, Andy Grammer, Christina Aguilera, Dr. Dre, Adele, Rihanna, Kanye West, Drake, P-Diddy, Rancid, Justin Timberlake, Linda Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Michael Penn, Andy Grammer, Jessica Simpson, Faith Evans, The Jonas Brothers, Clay Aiken, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Metallica, etc.
Alongside licensing specific instrumental and
sound design compositions for unique placement
within the Motion Picture and Television scene, Jay Terrien has recently
expanded his ground-breaking compositional portfolio with the release of
his latest studio
recording endeavor entitled, "ALL
THE DOLLS IN THE SAME PLACE". "ALL
THE DOLLS IN THE SAME PLACE", is a remarkable bass and drums ONLY "POWER
DUO" instrumental album featuring stellar acoustic and electronic drum
contributions from drumming legend PAT
Crimson, XTC, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Mr. Mister, etc.) and
genius production and mix work by RONAN
CHRIS MURPHY (King
Crimson, Internet Sensation Tay Zonday, Ulver, Anthony Curtis (Featuring Tony
Levin, Mike Keneally, Lewis Pragasam, and Jeff Gauthier),
Willie Oteri, The California Guitar Trio, Steve Stevens, Terry Bozzio, etc.).
record is commercially distributed worldwide through Discipline
Global Mobile/Inner Knot Records (RYKO) and is also available through The
Vermont Music Shop, CD Baby, and
many other retail outlets.
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if you would like to discuss his availability
arrangement project, a studio
recording session, or
concert performance opportunity.
also find Jay Terrien catching up with his fellow
bass fans and gear aficionados during master classes,
shows like NAMM,
bass-specific online communities such as TalkBass.com and Extendedrangebassist.com,
Equipment Specs and Endorsements (For All Of You
Basses: 1.) Nordy
vJ5 5-String Jazz Bass (With Aguilar
Graphite Stealth-2 6-String Headless Fretless Bass
3.) *2* Parker
Fly Bass 5-String Fretted (Tuned EADGC, DADF#C#, or BADF#C#)
4.) Martin HD-28 Acoustic Guitar (Tuned EADGCF)
4-String Fretted with Schoales neck (Piccolo Bass, Tuned
Strings: D'Addario XL's
Custom 4+5-String Sets, with Low B and High C for
altered tunings (E-C Tuning:
.120, .85, .65, .45, .32)
Status Graphite HotWire Strings Doubleball Custom Gauges for 6-String
Status Custom Fretless
(E-F Tuning: .100, .80, .60, .40, .30, .20)
PIRASTRO Viola Strings: Evah Pirazzi, Obligato, and Passione
Amps: Epifani UL-502 Bass
Head, Aguilar Amplification
Carvin PB500 Head with Carvin 4X10 and 1X18 cab
SALE: E-mail jay AT jayterrien DOT
Effects: Endorsing Malekko EKKO
Pedal, CHICKLET, PHASE, CHORUS, FUZZ
Pink Silicon Limited Edition
Preamp Processor, Boomerang Phrase
Sampler V2.0, BOSS TU-2 Chromatic Tuner, Peterson
StroboStomp Virtual Strobe Pedal Tuner, DOD Stereo Flanger, Monster
and Spectraflex Bass Cables, MXR Bass DI+, Comfort
Strapp Bass Straps
Recording: Digidesign Pro Tools LE Version 7.3.1 for
Digi002 Hardware, KORG D-1600 Digital Studio, Alesis
M1 Active Mk2 Monitors, Rode NTK Tube
Condenser Mic, Rode NT5 Condenser Pair, Roland D-50 Linear Synthesizer
Computer Specs: Customized Hand-built PC With Win XP
Pro, AMD Athlon XP 2200+/266 FSB Processor CPU, Asus
VIA A7V333 Chipset ATX Motherboard
w/ RAID, 3 IBM 80GB Hard drives, Micron 512MB 64x64 PC2100 DDRAM RAM,
Promise Controller Card ULTRA133TX2.
eMachines 6811 Laptop running Pro Tools LE 7.3.1 (Digi002)