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  • Age: 65
  • Location: Cambria Heights, New York, United States of America
  • Label: the westfall music group

Since When? was formed by guitarist, bassist and composer Terence Culpepper whose music is a fusion of jazz, rhythm & blues and Brazilian styles which reflect the range of influences he has been exposed to throughout his musical career.

Their first CD, entitled "Long Distance" (on Westfall Records) contains eight (8) original songs which were produced by Eric J. Smith and engineered by Shinobu Mitsuoka (Erykah Badu, D,Angelo). The songs (which were also arranged by Eric J. Smith) features the guest talents of many New York based musicians such as vocalist Sali Oguri (of NHK Television's "New Yorkers" series), saxophonists Yasuyuki Takagi (leader of the popular group, YazBand), Roger Byam (of Wil Downing, Onaje Allen Gumbs and Marcus Miller fame), trumpeter Cindy Bradley and veteran NYC bassist Robb Roberts.

Since When? also performs arrangements of songs written or performed by the artists who have influenced Mr. Culpepper's own compositional style which includes Antonio Carlos Jobim, Sade, Stevie Wonder and other notable artists.

Remarks Mr. Culpepper on his approach to covering other composer's songs:

"When we begin to do another composer's song, I don't want the audience to recognize the song until about the 16th to 24th bar!"

The music of Since When? is an alternative to today's music with lyrics which tell a story and arrangements simple in form but layered with the full potential today's electronic possibilities. The lyrical melodies combined with rhythms flavored by a fusion of diverse influences will leave listeners with a sense that they've been part of a new musical renaissance in the making.

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