Terry Shane was born in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. He was raised in a very musical family. His grandfather, who had played in the orchestras of Paul Whiteman, Gus Arnheim, Artie Shaw, and Paramount Studios, to name a few, was a tremendous influence on him. Terry played lead alto in the Kennedy High School Stageband, in Granada Hills. Between high school and college, Terry appeared in Barry Manilow’s “One Voice” Television Special which aired in 1980. He then went on to study vocal church music at Baylor, in Waco, Texas, where he played in the University’s jazz band. Shortly after graduation, Terry briefly played in the late Les Brown’s big band, with many of Les’ former personnel. He has played in John Thomas’ “For Dancers Only” big band in Eureka, CA.
Terry has been a member of Moonlight Swing in Citrus Heights for fourteen years, and is heard in the pit orchestras of a number of theaters in and around Sacramento, most recently in Sacramento Theater Company’s “Pirates of Penzance.” By day, Terry has taught elementary school for twenty-four years. He and his wife, Chris, have three children, Jacob, Lauren, and Shawn.