Terry Brennan began his lifelong love of music at a young age by playing in his father's band. He also played for various other groups and was performing in bars and jazz clubs throughout central Illinois by the age of twelve. After graduating from the University of Illinois with a M.S. in Music Education, Terry began teaching music at various high schools throughout Illinois. Terry has played in a variety groups throughout his life, and led his own band, the Terry Brennan Trio, for seventeen years. He is widely regarded as one of the best jazz keyboard players in central Illinois.