Erena Terakubo was born in Sapporo, Japan on April 30, 1992.
She began playing the alto-sax at the age of 9.
At the age of 10 to 15, she participated Sapporo Junior Jazz Orchestra. That time she had the opportunities to have jazz clinics of famous jazz musicians as Herbie Hancock, Tiger Okoshi.
At the age of 15 and 16, Erena attended the Berklee 5-week summer program where she was rewarded a full tuition scholarship.
In 2009, She was selected the member of Berklee Summer Jazz Work Shop.
In 2010, When she was 18 years old, She recorded her first album named "North Bird" with Kenny Barron, Christian McBride, Lee Pearson, and Peter Bernstein. The album was released in Japan by Japanese major record label "King Record" and was reached the #1 on the several Japanese jazz charts. Also the album was awarded Swing Journal Gold Disc.
In September 2010, Erena performed with Ron Carter, Ommar Hakim, Will Boulware at International Forum Concert Hall in Tokyo as part of the Tokyo Jazz Festival 2010.The performance was so successful it led to several subsequent TV, radio, magazine and newspaper appearances.
In March 2011, Erena had invited to Paris by Japan Culture Center Hall for having her concert. The same time French Culture Center invited her to Burkina-Faso to perform her concert there.
In April, Erena recorded her 2nd Album named "New York Attitude" with Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, Lee Pearson, Dominick Farinacci.
She was chosen as one of the six presidential students across the world to attend the Berklee College of Music.
Based in Sapporo City, her concert appearances have included Tokyo Jazz Festival , Sapporo City Jazz Festival, Jazz Week Osaka 2010(with Michel Camilo Trio), Nagoya Jazz Festival (with Yosuke Yamashita), Kitara Hall (with Sapporo Symphony Orchestra) and more.
Apart from collaborating in and outside of Japan with such musicians as Sadao Watanabe, Terumasa Hino, Eddie Gomez, Jimmy Cobb, Anthony Jackson and more.