Terry Hanck to Provide Soulful Entertainment at Twin Pine Casino in the Bay Area


Once again, Twin Pine Casino in the Bay Area treats music lovers to a world-class live music. On November 11 and 12 from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., saxophonist Terry Hanck will bring his unique brand of the blues to the Grapevine Bar & Lounge.


Described by Lee Hildebrand, a writer for Living Blues Magazine, as “one of the most formidable saxophonists in the blues and soul business,” Hanck and bandmates Johnny Soubrand, Butch Cousins, and Tim Wagar, put on an amazing show. Their songs range from upbeat, energetic anthems to slow, steamy ballads.

About Terry Hanck

Born in Chicago, Hanck made a trip to California in the early 1960s and immediately knew he’d be back. “The whole California lifestyle thing–it just blew me away!” he says. “There was never any doubt in my mind, once I got out of high school, where I was gonna end up.” After graduation he made the move, and his life became a joyous whirlwind of surfing, diving, and having a good time with his friends.

It was Los Angeles radio station KBCA that turned him on to jazz. Exposed to masters like Muddy Waters and John Coltrane, he was hooked and knew the sax was his future. In 1970 he moved to the East Bay and formed his first band, Grayson Street. They played R&B music that he describes as “simple stuff,” music he says was “too bluesy for the funk crowd, too funky for the rock ‘n’ roll crowd.” Experienced musicians loved it, but he jokes that that’s the kiss of death for a band.

Luckily one of the musicians who heard him play was Elvin Bishop, an alumnus of the highly regarded blues-rock group the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Over the course of five years, Bishop asked Hanck to join his band three times, with Hanck refusing the first two feeling he was on the brink of a breakthrough with his own group. But finally in 1977 he relented. It was the right decision he says, as he “went from riding around in a potato-chip truck to limousines.”

For more than a decade he played with Bishop at concerts all around the world. Ultimately, in 1987 he left to form his own band. Today he lives in South Florida and travels the country playing the old school R&B that he loves.

Don’t Miss this Event

When it comes to live music, you won’t find any better entertainment than Terry Hanck at Twin Pine Casino & Hotel in the Bay Area. Make plans now to attend the show. We look forward to seeing you.