A native of Brooklyn, New York, guitarist/composer/sound artist Terrence McManus has been called "...one of New York's latest guitar heroes..." (All About Jazz), and that he has "...hit on an entirely new language." (Gambit), and "...possesses the goods to impart a significant impact..." (jazzreview.com). Time Out New York calls him a "Texture-minded guitar abstractionist...". He has performed or recorded with John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Don Byron, Tim Berne, Gerry Hemingway, Mark Dresser, Ellery Eskelin, Herb Robertson, Mark Helias, John Hollenbeck, Ben Monder, Russ Lossing, Randy Peterson, Mat Maneri, Tom Rainey, Michael Sarin, and Marty Ehrlich. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, the New York Guitar Festival, Jazz Festival Willisau (Switzerland), Jazzfestival Saalfelden (Austria), the New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park, and the inaugural month at John Zorn’s The Stone. Terrence was featured in the book, State of the Axe: Guitar Masters in Photographs and Words, by legendary photographer Ralph Gibson; the book is distributed by Yale University Press and published by The Museum of Fine Arts, in Houston, TX.