Dr. Terry Klinefelter

Her debut jazz trio recording, Simple Gifts, was described by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “on the cosmic cusp where Mozart might meet Mingus”. 


Recent recordings include Anne Sciolla’s Soul Full Snapshot to Joni and Calli Graver’s Christmas release Cheer. Terry has also performed and recorded with such artists as Ann Hampton Calloway and 2021 double Grammy nominee Stephen Powell.


Known for her lyrical style and beautiful sound, Terry has also performed on the Philadelphia Orchestra Chamber Music Series several times as well as the Rome Festival, Endless Mountain Music Festival and the Chadds Ford Winery Jazz Festival. She is currently an assistant professor at her alma mater West Chester University, where she studied with Benjamin Whitten. 


Terry is married to Philadelphia bassist, Paul Klinefelter, with whom she frequently collaborates in both classical and jazz settings. She is principal keyboardist with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra.