Originally from Portland, Maine, Gabriel Terracciano is an award-winning violinist and composer based in New York City. He holds undergraduate degrees from Tufts University and the New England Conservatory of Music, and a master’s from NYU. Gabe has spent his career focusing on playing the violin in a variety of non-classical genres, including jazz, bluegrass, western swing, rock, and hip hop, among others. He is a member of the two-time Grammy award winning Turtle Island String Quartet, The Avalon Jazz Band, The Hot Toddies, and many other New York-based projects. His first album of original music, “In Flight,” was released to critical acclaim in 2020, and his second album, “Three Part Invention,” will be released in April 2021.
Bill Nelson is a multi-talented musician who lives in New York.
A versatile musician and conductor, Colin Fowler works in many areas of New York City’s music scene. He is a veteran of numerous Broadway shows, including “Jersey Boys,” “Wicked,” and “In The Heights.” A seasoned church musician, Fowler has led services at numerous houses of worship, including Trinity Wall Street, St. Thomas Church, Marble Collegiate Church and Park Avenue Synagogue. He is also the music director for the Mark Morris Dance Group where he performs and conducts the MMDG Music Ensemble while touring with the company worldwide.
Fowler was the pianist from 2006 to 2009 for Cantor Singer’s first years at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue and rejoined the ensemble in 2020.
Matt has studied Yiddish Drumming at KlezKamp and KlezKanada with Julie Epstein, Elaine Hoffman-Watts, David Licht and Aaron Alexander. He regularly plays for the National Yiddish Theatre/Folksbiene where he has accompanied such greats as Bruce Adler A”H, Mike Burstein, Elmore James, and Tony Perry. Since 2006 Matt has been the staff drummer/percussionist at our synagogue.
Matt is also an audio engineer and A/V digital media specialist at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan.