Terry Blalock - Saxophones, Clarinet, & Flute


Terry Blalock is a retired school administrator. Before his administrative career he was a successful band director at the high school and college levels for over twenty years in Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia.

He is a professional musician, studying with great teachers such as Atlanta Sax Legend A. H. “Sonny” Thorpe and Nashville studio recording artist William F. (Bill) Puett. He is also a frequent guest conductor, judge, and clinician throughout the Southeast. He has played professionally for over forty years, including positions with Jimmy Dorsey and the Dean Hudson orchestras. He began his professional career at age 16 playing in clubs in Atlanta, Georgia and recording commercials in Nashville, Tennessee. Terry has played back-up for Johnny Mathis, Julie London, Tom Jones, Sonny & Cher, The Four Seasons, Henry Mancini, Andy Williams, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Lawrence Welk “Four Fabulous Women” tour, Ed Shaughnessy, and “The King” himself, Elvis Presley.

Terry has also performed with the North Carolina Theatre Orchestra, the Atlanta Pops Orchestra, the Raleigh, Richmond, and North Carolina Symphonies.

In addition to being a creative partner of the Swing Street Little Big Band, Terry is the leader of the Moonlighters Orchestra in Raleigh and he also performs with the Fayetteville Jazz Orchestra, and the Raleigh Jazz Orchestra.

He is a graduate of East Carolina University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and North Carolina Central University.

For more information or to book Swing Street for your event,
CALL: 910-692-8839 or EMAIL: ttbernett@gmail.com