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Terreon “Tank” Gully


Grammy winning, musician extraordinaire, Terreon Gully is one of the most influential artists of his generation. Widely recognized for his creativity, versatility and authenticity, Terreon is in high demand. His innovative and distinct sound has inspired artists such as Dianne Reeves, Christian McBride, Stefon Harris as well as John Beasley’s Monk’estra to make him a member of their bands.

Terreon has mastered a variety of musical genres. He performs, tours and records extensively with a variety of artists. From jazz legends and modern masters to the hottest hip hop icons, Terreon has worked with the best: Kurt Elling, David Sanborn, Nicholas Payton, Kenny Barron, the Stones Project, Sting, Keyon Harrold, Queen Latifa, Yerba Buena, Charlie Hunter, Abbey Lincoln, Joe Locke, Marc Cary, Russell Gunn, Lizz Wright, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Maria Schneider Big Band, Jacky Terrasson, Eldar, Me’Shell NdegeOcello, Lauryn Hill, Pharoahe Monch, Mos Def, and Common as well as a host of other artists.  In addition to live performances, Terreon is also known for his exceptional work in the studio, producing and recording for CDs, films, and commercials; including his first solo project “TANKTIFIED”.

Committed to education and inspiring other musicians, Terreon served as a Professor of Music at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada and has given clinics and master classes all over the world; including, Australia, Canada, France, Germany and New Zealand.

Terreon’s passion for excellence led to his endorsements of the world’s finest equipment; he plays Yamaha drums, Sabian cymbals, Remo drumheads, Vic Firth drumsticks, LP percussion and Protection Racket cases.

Originally from East St. Louis, Illinois, Terreon refined his musical talent in New York City, after completing college at the University of Houston in Houston, Texas. Currently, Terreon makes Atlanta, Georgia, his home, where he continues to enhance and develop his craft.

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Terreon Gully plays Randy Brecker's "Spherical"

Terreon Gully (aka "Tank") has been an essential gear in the inner mechanics of many of the greatest and most known jazz groups of the past 20 years. From Stefon Harris’ “Blackout”, to the Christian McBride Band, to Bob James and Lauren Hill, Tank has been the backbone of the work for many of today’s prominent artists.We are excited to feature him on Tiny Room as he prepares for his first solo release. Joining him are several musicians with a name in their own right:Bob Reynolds: SaxGeoffrey Keezer: KeyboardsBenjamin J. Shepherd: BassCurtis Taylor: TrumpetWe hope you enjoy Tank’s rendition of the Randy Brecker original, “Spherical”, here on Tiny Room Live.(📹 Eric Lloyd)

Posted by Tiny Room on Friday, May 3, 2019