JAY 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.

Since his arrival in Los Angeles, CA last year, Terrien has quickly established himself as a highly sought-after recording session multi-instrumentalist 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 live concert work on both bass and viola with some outstanding artists.

Recent clients include composing string arrangements and performing with popstar ANDY GRAMMER on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, performing with THE BODEANS at Chicago Symphony Center and at The Troubadour in Los Angeles, and writing string arrangements and performing 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 Winnipeg, Manitoba singer-songwriter JP HOE, CONNIE LIM (emerging singer-songwriter as 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. He also played bass and wrote string arrangements on the record, “To Be Human” by KATHLEEN BLACKWELL. Her single “Misbehavin’” was nominated in the “Triple A” format for The Hollywood Music In Media Awards. The “To Be Human” album was also nominated for “Album Of The Year” in “Triple A” format by the LA Music Awards.

As a creatively driven music arranger and string 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 MASTELOTTO (King 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.). This 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.

Click here to read what the best musicians in the world are saying about Jay Terrien!



FREE MP3s FROM MY LATEST RECORD,
"ALL THE DOLLS IN THE SAME PLACE"
1.) CONSEQUENCE
2.) WEDREN
3.) FASTIDIOUS
4.) HEREIAM


**ADD ME AS YOUR FRIEND!:


PRESS/PEEPS/MUSIC REVIEWS!