photo by Phil Kampel

2017 Blues Music Award winner | Best Horn

2016 Blues Music Award WINNER
2014 International Songwriting Competition WINNER
2012 Blues Music Award WINNER
2012 Living Blues Awards WINNER-Most Outstanding Musician-Horn 

A note from Terry:

On the Road Again!

Heading back to Finland and for the first time, Denmark. This will be my fourth visit to Finland and I’lll be working with the Tomi Leino Trio. Mikko Peltala (Drummer) had seen me play while he was on vacation in Florida,and invited me over to tour with the band. Jaska Prepula rounds out the band on bass. These guys are great players and knowledgeable about the idiom. They’re also fun to tour and hang with. Looking forward to it. I will post some photos of our shows!

Check out this version of "You Coulda Let Me Go" on my YouTube Channel with the trio from Finland a few years ago: 

- Terry

Last night of the cruise. Had a party on the World Stage with a few friends-Kid Anderson,Nancy Wright, Johnny Bones and Jimmy Pugh, who was with us for the whole cruise. Great seeing old friends and making new ones  (Photo by Vera Hanck)

"He's a fantastic sax player."
-Elvin Bishop

"Terry's one of the few songwriters around today who can make me think, "Damn, why didn't I think of that!?"
-Rick Estrin (Rick Estrin & The Nightcats)

“An unreconstructed bad ass to the bone, Hanck is still piling on the awards ...
I hope his mantle is strong enough to hold all the awards coming his way for a long time to come.
Killer stuff that knows no end of good times."
- Chris Spector, Midwest Record


Terry Hanck - 2016 BMA Award for "Best Horn"!!!

Many thanks to all for this honor. We had a ball with y'all in Memphis!



“Exciting, tenor sax-driven blues and soul. This Chicago native, now based in South Florida, is steeped in those genre’s traditions as a musician, singer and songwriter Hanck’s choice of material and his presentation are impeccable. He starts this album with Elvin Bishop’s “Right Now is the Hour,” and he does it proud. The slow burn of “T’s Groove” is hot enough to cook a thick steak on. Vocally, Hanck drips 1950s soul on the first half of “My Last Teardrop,” then punches it into overdrive. If soul/blues is your bag, grab this."

-Bob Gottlieb, Elmore Magazine


1st place- songwriting in the BLUES category

"Most Outstanding Musician, Horns"

33rd Annual Blues Music Awards - "Best Horn"

"Hanck wails like a big dog on sax and vocals..."
-Paul Libertore, Marin Independent-Journal

"Terry Hanck is a party on a platter."
-Music City Blues News

"His writing demonstrates his unique ability to fuse various
elements--soul, blues, ballads and boogaloo--into a cohesive whole."
-Chico News & Review

"Hanck is keeping the soul-sax torch burning!”​

"I just received the newest release, From Roadhouse To Your House, from Terry Hanck Band and it's outrageous! Opening with 'Good Rockin' Goin' On,' this live release is smoking right out of the block."

Everyone knows that Hanck is a great sax player but he's constantly pushing it on this release
and I think everyone will be mighty pleased!... Anyone who walked away from this concert disappointed, passed"
-- Bman's Blues Report