I am a composer/guitarist from Ottawa, Canada that writes mostly evocative instrumental
music. I have received considerable airplay on CBC across Canada, Stingray Radio's Smooth
Jazz, Jazz.FM91, The Jewel, and many other radio stations across Ontario.
My new instrumental single, "Rumjaro 360", is out now! You can hear my new track
in the video below. My other music can be heard through the audio player and artwork
links at the bottom, as well as through the "MUSIC" link above.
Thank you for listening!
October 25, 2019
From Cashbox Canada (Lenny Stoute)
"Ottawa genre jumper composer Terry Gomes has a new instrumental single that references
Latin jazz with trumpet and guitar in lead roles, just enough percussion and zero cowbell."
October 16, 2019
From FYI Music News (Kerry Doole)
"Colder temps are upon us, but if you need a warm and sunny vibe, check out Rumjaro 360,
a new instrumental cut from Ottawa composer Terry Gomes. Built around trumpet, and
guitar, the tune fuses rumba clave, jazz and rock elements, to pleasing effect."
About my new track...Rumjaro is a word I created. It describes a fusion of genres using letters
from each; rumba, jazz and rock. The music has a "circular" rhythmic feel and it made me
think of spinning circles when I wrote it. I really liked the sound of the word and number together,
much like the piece, "Pennsylvania 6-5000." The nuclear fusion-style artwork seemed to
match the title well.
July 19, 2019
My laid back approach to completing the last bit of tracking for a new tune coming in September.
It is titled, "Rumjaro 360." We did the main session live off the floor back in April but it's taken
awhile to get back at it. I hope you listeners will dig it! The players include:
Terry (Composer, Guitars)
Ed Lister (Trumpet)
Alex Mastronardi (Bass)
Jeff Asselin (Drums & Percussion)