Jacky Terrasson is an internationally renowned Franco-American jazz pianist. Born in Germany and raised in France, he left Europe at age 20 to study Music in Boston. In 1993, he won the Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition and that same year met and toured with the legendary Betty Carter. Both of these events helped propel him into superstardom. Two years later, the New York Times cited him among the artists most likely to change jazz culture in the next 30 years.
In addition to his 12 memorable albums on Blue Note Records throughout the mid-’90s and early-2000s, he has recorded for Concord Records and Universal.
During his distinguished career, Terrasson has also worked with notable jazz artists such as Cassandra Wilson, Stefon Harris, Cindy Blackman, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jimmy Scott and Dianne Reeves. Nicknamed “the piano player of happiness,” by the French magazine Telerama, his Music is joyful, infectious, and alive.