Singer/songwriter Jeneen Terrana has been gaining national and international exposure touring the US and Europe. She’s a true songstress, a powerful performer with fire and soul in her voice that comes from a wisdom far beyond her years.
Terrana grew up in Buffalo, New York, and was strongly influenced by her Sicilian grandfather who sang every Sunday after dinner. “My grandfather put on a full opera,” Terrana said, “he played all the characters himself.” She sang in rock bands in high school and became active in local theatre. After leaving Buffalo, Jeneen studied classical music and opera and began experimenting with other styles of music. With her BA in hand, she moved to New York, to dive into the local music scene.
In 2002 she released her debut album “Just Me”, a mix of gentle melodies and sarcastic wit, with songs that are both purge and console. Her award-winning album “My Creation” was released in 2007 with the title song setting the theme for the next few years. It was voted Wildy’s World “Desert Island Disc” and “Album of the Year” and the title track voted as the number one song for the New Year on the Alive with Clive TV show.
Terrana latest album, “See The Light”, is a fresh collection of songs showing a renewed sense of maturity and insight.
“See the Light” was funded by RocketHub.com, a crowdfunding website that allows fans to “fuel” projects. The combined her love of and another passion, baking. Terrana has been baking wedding cakes and specialty treats for the past five years and pushed her skills even further with her Rocket Hub campaign. “My kitchen was in operation for three months straight! I was making cheesecakes, cupcakes, chocolates, you name it.” At the end of three months, she successfully raised $4,400 to find the new album. Now that the flour in the kitchen has settled, “See the Light” is ready to do just that.
Rachel Swaner – Piano
Rachel studied classical piano for 15 years, and has been playing with various groups (Silbin Sandovar, Little Embers) throughout NYC for the last decade. She can also be found playing accordion music from around the world with the Main Squeeze Orchestra and The Drunkard's Wife. When not playing music, Rachel teaches at NYU, makes mosaic murals, and daydreams about having a garden.
Neil Nunziato – Drums
Neil Nunziato has been a drummer in the NYC music scene for over 25 years. A seasoned veteran comfortable playing in a variety of styles, he has been in more bands than he can remember and a few he'd like to forget. Presently living in Woodside, Neil is proud to be a part of the growing Queens music scene, playing with several excellent artists based in the borough, including Astoria's Jeneen Terrana. He is also the founder of Planet Qns, a collective of local musicians devoted to promoting the great talent to be found in Queens scene.
Anthony Lanni – Guitar / Mandolin
Anthony Lanni is a New York City based guitarist, who specializes in traditional Brazilian music in the Samba, Bossa Nova, and Baiao styles. Anthony performs solo, and also with a 5-piece samba band called "Os Clavelitos". In addition to performing with Jeneen Terrana's band, Anthony also has a side project with Jeneen, consisting of traditional Italian music.
Dan Kendall – Bass
Dan Kendall is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and serial collaborator based in NYC. He performs in a variety of styles including country, latin, indie, and jazz.
Gustavo Rodriguez - Guitar / Backing Vocals
Gustavo Rodriguez aka Silbin Sandovar, is a frequent collaborator of Jeneen's, is also a singer songwriter who credits include work with artists like Shane MacGowan of the Pogues and Aram Bajakian (Lou Reed, Marc Ribot). His current band Brian & Silbin released their debut record in 2011.