TERRY HSIEH 謝燕輝
is a bandleader, trombonist, arranger, producer and session musician who hails from Chapel Hill, NC but is based in Beijing, China. Hsieh has composed and played in the backing bands on some of China's most famous musical television shows including I Am A Singer (我是歌手), The Mask (蒙面唱将猜猜猜) and Rising Star (中国正在听) as well as arranging, recording for and performing with such notable artists as
A-Lin, Kubert Leung 梁翘伯, Tia Ray 袁娅维, Sandy Lam 林忆莲, Terry Lin林志炫, Tan Weiwei 谭维维, Karen Mok 莫文蔚, A Xin 阿信 and Ayunga 阿云嘎. He currently serves as the Horn Section Leader of Karen Mok's Ultimate World Tour Band under Arai Soichiro, as well as Horn Section Leader of the hit TV show Super Vocal (声入人心).
Hsieh graduated from Oberlin College and Conservatory in 2012 with a BA in Chinese and a BM in Jazz performance, where he primarily studied with trombone legend Robin Eubanks, but also under the tutelage of pioneers Billy Hart, Sean Jones, Marcus Belgrave and Gary Bartz.
Hsieh is the founder and bandleader of the Terry Hsieh Collective and has shared the stage with such luminaries as Terence Blanchard, Maria Schneider, Jen Shyu, Vincent Gardner, Jason Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, Justin Faulkner, Jaleel Shaw, Fred Wesley, Mark Turner, Michael Mossman, Linda Oh, Conrad Herwig and Robin Eubanks. Hsieh also leads the instrumental Jazz/Funk/Pop Cover band The Spice Cabinet. He founded and served as the Artistic Director of the Blue Note Beijing Jazz Orchestra (BNBJO) from 2016-2018.
Hsieh serves as the Director of Jazz at the International School of Beijing (ISB), where he teaches the fundamentals of Jazz performance. He is also a dedicated lecturer, having given talks on listening and understanding Jazz music to the Beijing community in both Chinese and English.
Hsieh is endorsed by Best American Craftsmen (BAC) and plays a dual-bore custom symphonic trombone as well as a Yamaha Custom YSL 891z and Denis Wick mouthpieces and plays a 4ABS gold-played inverted cup standard.