Teriver Cheung is an international touring guitarist currently based in New York City. The Hong Kong native began his musical journey at the age of five playing the piano. His early exposure to classical music has contributed to his future style of composing as well as playing. At the age of 16, he switched to guitar and discovered his love in jazz music.
In 2004, he went on to receive his Bachelors of Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas with a scholarship. There he studied with Fred Hamilton. Outside of the school he had established his name in the Dallas/Fort worth Area and had performed at various festivals. In 2007, he formed his first group Nobody’s Business and recorded the début album Forward Momentum, followed by a busy year of national and international touring to Japan, Hong Kong, Mexico and different parts of the USA.
In 2009, he relocated to New York City. Since then he has been playing an active role in the jazz music scene both as a bandleader and sideman. He has been performing with incredible musicians, including Latin Grammy Award winner Eddie Gomez, Billy Drummond, Jeremy Monteiro. He also found himself constantly on tour with his own group, appearing on some of the largest music festivals and stages such as Jazz World Festival (Hong Kong), Jazz W Ruinach Festival (Poland), Taichung Jazz Festival, to name a few. In October 2015, he collaborated with Fung Lam and presented a concert Hong Kong Episodes at the World Cultures Festival 2015 – A Decade of Exquisite Arts.
He had participated on several musical recordings, including the Takako Yamada group, John Thomas group and Nuf Said. His début jazz album My Nocturne was released in July 2012 and received positive feedback from the renowned magazine JazzTimes. Recently, a jazz album The Beat Brothers – Artcore (Drum: Fish Huang / Guitar: Teriver Cheung / Keyboard: Kerong Chok ) was released in November 2015.
He is the endorsed artist for the D’Angelico Guitars. www.terivercheung.com