Lilian Terry

a lifetime of jazz

Lilian Terry has been active in the jazz field since the late 1950s as a singer, journalist, Italian radio and TV producer, concert organizer, and educator. Her first book, Dizzy, Duke, Brother Ray, and Friends, was published by the University of Illinois Press in 2017.
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Dizzy, Duke, Brother Ray and Friends offers a positive glimpse into the world of beloved jazz artist personalities with amusing anecdotes. From Ellington’s poetry to conversations with Roach, Charles, Silver, and Gillespie, Terry’s shared experiences and interviews present a captivating look into the world of jazz and its private moments.