TDJB Bass Player: It’s a Boy!

Our bass player had a baby boy! Hi all, It was a boy. He was born today at 12:06am and was named Hajime. He looks like a calm boy so far. Thank you… Continue reading

Dueling Flutes at the Science and Engineering Reception

Computer Scientists and Computer Engineers, students and professors, gathered outside UCSC’s Engineering building for songs played by Terminal Degree. We had (in the main group): Ben Akiyama – Trumpet Yu Yahagi – Bass… Continue reading

Terminal Degree Working for the Monterey Jazz Fest Press Office

We drove down listening to a radio station called, “Songs You Remember.” Not so sure why we were into the Backstreet Boys back then, probably b/c everyone else was. At the end of… Continue reading

We Celebrate the Careers of the School of Engineering Staff

Here are pictures from our last gig before people disbanded for the summer. Now that things are getting back into gear, we are prepping for volunteering for the Monterey Jazz Fest and the… Continue reading

TDJB First Album Recorded: Live at the Rio 2013

Here’s our SoundCloud, after years of having no recordings! Information about our show is here. One of the best parts of doing this gig is getting such a high quality tech team. We’re… Continue reading

Pizza Party at Yves’ House

The Professor’s Party with Bees and Bunnies

We played an end of the year gig for Professor Manfred Warmuth’s party. It was a good opportunity to run our Sammy tunes through. We had Ben on trumpet, David on drums, and… Continue reading

Video Game Music at the Rio

“Doors will open early at 5:30 for a FREE encore performance of Terminal Degree! We loved them last year.” The Rio Theatre 1205 Soquel Ave Santa Cruz, CA 95062 Friday, June 14,… Continue reading

We Got Paid in Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Bagelry Bucks!

Here’re the photos from the tea party this past weekend. It was the most effortless fun we’ve had yet! I know for some members, it’s the favorite gig. Too bad there wasn’t a hat parade this year! We had: Ben, Trumpet David, Drums Yu, Bass Chris, G…

Rainy Day Gig

I’m not sure when this one was from, but it was before Raj left.

As We All Get Really Busy

This was a fun one. We took the 80’s tunes from the Computer Science gig and had our guest vocalist, Dustin lead us in some covers. Lex is probably the best guitar I’ve ever played with and has the most amazing ear for picking up tunes. It was gre…

That Time We Played at a Computer Science Conference

We got asked to play at the Artificial Intelligence in Digital Media Conference. The unusualness of the venue created a few complications; however, fearless as we are, we went through with it. The room was too small, unlike other years, where ther…