"The remarkably even-handed jazz pianist, Terry Waldo, holds forth with utter panache and a delicate yet driving touch. He's played in every venue worth playing in, including Carnegie Hall."
"Terry Waldo . . . joyfully recreates the music of this legendary New Orleans composer." (Jelly Roll Morton)
"This is as close as we're ever liable to get to a valid live presentation of Morton's Red Hot Pepper's."
"Mr. Waldo's use of dynamics was revelatory, taking the compositions out of the realm of kitsch and Americana and putting them in the realm of music, where they belong."
"This is not just a band. It's a lively variety show with an infectiously joyous spirit."
"A phenomenal performance."
"Waldo's New York Centennial Ragtime Celebration ranks among the best and most entertaining such presentations in my 25 years of Big Apple festival attendance (JVC festival). The ragtime event featured Terry Waldo as bandleader, pianist and narrator/host. He is brilliant and imaginative as a musician and a droll, witty raconteur."
"Pianist Terry Waldo and the Gotham City Band . . . covered a lot of ground and with great fidelity, affection and verve." ---WASHINGTON POST
"Terry Waldo is a pianist and singer with a rich repertory of jazz
"Terry Waldo, a witty charmer who specializes in the twenties style stride piano in the manner of James P. Johnson."
"The sound quality is typical of what the original label produced—that is, it’s terrific—Waldo is, as always, his authentic caring self."
"Scott Joplin's ragtime, per Terry Waldo's piano playing, is treat enough for any evening."
"For a bawdy-house good time, call on Terry or Ruth or Colleen or any of the guys in Waldo's ragtime party (Shake That Thing!) now rollicking at Queens Theater. I can promise, you've never had so much fun at a history lesson. Look for it to resurface in Manhattan sooner than later."
“Waldo, who is fast gaining national attention as the foremost exponent of ragtime now performing, is not only a topflight musician but with his dry wit, stage presence and, yes, charisma, is a fascinating entertainer.
“You’ll be wild about ‘Eubie’ and Waldo, too!”
“Terry Waldo, ragtime pianist nonpareil and eminent scholar of the form, is musical director and arranger, at the piano. He acts too.