Terrence Brewer - jazz guitarist, composer, arranger and musical director|
Originally from Oklahoma, Terrence grew up in Pittsburg, California
where his love of music started with the saxophone and clarinet and later
evolved to the guitar. In college he heard and fell in love with the sounds of
Jazz on the guitar. Terrence lives in
Alameda, California and is a mainstay of the Bay Area Jazz scene where he performs
regularly at a number of restaurants and jazz venues. Terrence guitar style has been compared to
Grant Green, but it is noted that he has evolved his own unique sound.
Over the years, Terrence has performed with legendary artists such as Michael
McDonald (the Doobie Brothers), Mary Wilson (of The Supremes), Pete Escovedo,
Babatunde Lea, Kim Nalley, Dave Ellis, Calvin Keyes, Bruce Forman, Scott
Amendola, Tuck and Patti, Khalil Shaheed, Ed Kelly, Max Perkoff, Ranzel Merritt,
Herb Gibson, Rhonda Benin, and many others. He has studied with musical
greats such as Charlie Hunter, Duck Baker, and Mark Levine. Terrence has
released three CDs, the latest being "QuintEssential: The Calling" Volume
Three on his "Strong Brew Music" label. Notably, "QuintEssential" has
spent 10 weeks on the
Top 50 national jazz radio chart, peaking at #17. In 2011, Terrence
released "Setting The Standard, Volume One", "the first collection of standards
with "new arrangements and fresh interpretations of standards from the past."
In 2014, Terrence released "Mi Historia" and "MOSAIC." In 2015, he released
"Setting the Standard: Friends of Mine" and in 2016, "Setting the Standard, Vol. 4." All
released on his "Strong Brew Music" label.
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