A native Washingtonian talent renowned for his God given musicianship, from an early age Terrence Richburg has amazed audiences with his adaptable, authenticated style and "smooth" delivery. He has performed throughout the country and is characterized by his peers as "The Quincy Jones of gospel," "a musician's musician," and "a producer's producer." Although he's played with such artists as Richard Smallwood & Vision , Maurette Brown Clark , Vanessa R. Williams , Marcus Johnson, Alyson Williams, Cee Cee Michaela, Yolanda Adams, Aretha Franklin, The Winans, Jennifer Holliday, Tramaine Hawkins, Walter Hawkins, Isaiah Thomas, James Cleveland, Shirley Caesar , and many others, he proclaims accepting Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior is his most significant life accomplishment.
Son of former Atlantic recording artist Wilhelmina and John Richburg, known as The Richburg Singers, and nephew of the late jazz singer Ronnie Wells, Terrence Richburg is a prolific composer, lyricist, writer, poet, vocalist, arranger, orchestrator, producer, director, pianist, keyboardist, electric and acoustic guitarist, percussionist, 4/5/6/7-string bassist, recording engineer and the list goes on. He's written, produced, and performed music soundtracks for several aerobics videos, theme songs and music beds for local radio stations and jingles for major corporations, including D.C.'s WYCB and Heaven 1580, as well as Marriott. He's also been called on as a Musician/Musical Director for theater and musical productions including "Lord I'm Coming Home," "Dream Girls," "The Wiz," "Ain't Misbehavin!" "Wait 'Til the Fat Lady Sings," "God's Trombones," and "City at Peace," along with other events such as the Washington Performing Arts, music award shows, AIDS and Cancer fundraisers, benefits for "Katrina" and "Tsunami" victims, and many other prestigious events.
On the horizon, Richburg has much to look forward to. He is the Executive Producer, Production Team Supervisor, Producer, Lead/Rhythm/Acoustic Guitarist, Percussionist, and Vocal Arranger/Arrangements Consultant on the new Praise and Worship CD by Minister Terrell Hunt entitled "Awesome", which released on the RichEscape Music label in summer 2007. Fans will also be able to catch Richburg as piano soloist and 7-string bassist on the double-CD entitled "My All" planned for release on the RichEscape Music label also in 2008. Inspirational duo R&R , consisting of Terrence and musical partner Howard Riley, Jr. , are planning their sophomore CD release entitled "Completion" also on the RichEscape Music label in 2008. A new R&R Christmas CD is planned to hit store shelves in late fall of 2008. Also, in 2008, Richburg will be starting a new e-zine called "Jazz Gospel Central" which will be a resource for Christian musicians with expertise in jazz as well as gospel jazz musicians. In addition, he serves as Minister/Director of Music and musician at the Bethesda Baptist Church of Washington, D.C.