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ABOUT TERRY

Terry Musselman offered piano entertainment in the southeastern Pennsylvania region for over forty years. He was a weekly piano entertainer at Krista's Restaurant in Bethlehem from 1995 to 2007. Over the years, he also has performed regularly in many other Lehigh Valley restaurants, including the Well House, the Black Forest Chalet, Trainer's Restaurant, and Benetz's Inn. Currently, he performs regularly at McCoole's Red Lion Inn in Quakertown, as well as at other venues.

In addition, Terry has played for many parties, including wedding receptions, 50th anniversary parties, reunions, and other special events. He has entertained at country clubs, private parties, retirement communities, assisted living facilities, and many other locations and events.

Terry grew up loving music. His father is Leonard Musselman, a well-known bassist who has performed in southeast Pennsylvania with various big band, jazz, and country groups since the 1930s. From an early age, Terry learned how to play the piano. In high school he was a member of the Nosecones, a group of five musicians that were popular in the Quakertown area for playing jazz and rock. They were in great demand for fraternity parties at colleges in Philadelphia.

Throughout college at Moravian College and Lehigh University, Terry performed with the Jerry Joseph Quintet and many other local musicians. In the mid-1960s, he met Gerald Gerber, a drummer, and they began to play jobs at private clubs and large hotels in Allentown and Bethlehem. Terry's father Leonard joined the group as bassist, and the ensemble was officially named The Terry Randall Trio.

The Trio began playing regularly at The Well House in Allentown in 1970 and continued there when the restaurant became The Black Forest Chalet. The group also performed at many other Lehigh Valley restaurants, such as the the Bay Pony Inn, Hilton Hotel, Benetz Restaurant, the Chit Chat Club, the Maples, and the Palace Gardens Restaurant. In the mid-nineties, the Terry Randall Trio began its long run of regular Saturday evening appearances at Krista's Restaurant at the Holiday Inn in Bethlehem, as well as private parties at Saucon Valley Country Club, Lehigh Country Club, Brookside Country Club, and Northampton Country Club.

In recent years, Terry has focused on his solo piano engagements, as well as joint performances with professional soprano Jennifer Graf. The pair has entertained yearly at Bethlehem's famous Christkindlmarkt, and scarcely a week goes by that they are not booked by a local organization or facility for an event. Terry is the featured pianist on Jennifer's CDs, Tidings of Christmas (2006) and Echoes of Christmas Past (2009).

In April 2011, Terry and Jennifer appeared on WFMZ-69's morning news program, performing "If I Loved You" and "On the Sunny Side of the Street."

Copyright © 2002–2011 Terry Musselman, Quakertown, PA