Terrence Brewer Latin Jazz Quintet

Terrence Brewer Latin Jazz Quintet

Terrence Brewer

Latin Jazz Quintet

Friday, February 28, 7:00pm · 8:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Terrence Brewer
CD Release Party Series: Terrence Brewer  

Terrence Brewer Latin Jazz Quintet

Described by JazzTimes as “A melodic improviser with an exquisite tone and an abundance of soul,” Bay Area guitarist and composer Terrence Brewer leads a two-night, two-album release party featuring his superb trio on Thursday and his Latin jazz project on Friday. Born in Oklahoma but raised in the East Bay, Brewer cut his teeth in the San Francisco jazz scene, studying with Charlie Hunter and Mark Levine before rocketing to national attention with his 2006 debut release, The Calling: Vol. One. He has shared the stage with artists including Diana Krall, Mary Wilson, Gerald Albright and the Doobie Brothers’ Michael McDonald, and released six albums on his own Strong Brew label. In addition to his relentless schedule as an in-demand performer with his jazz combos and ultra-funky Citizen Rhythm project, Brewer is a dedicated educator, conducting workshops and master classes around the Bay Area including a long history with SFJAZZ’s Jazz In The Middle program. Thursday’s show celebrates the release of his standards session Mosaic: Setting The Standard Vol.2, while Friday marks his new ensemble’s debut recording, Mi Historia (My Story): The Latin-Jazz Project, featuring guest percussionist Michaelle Goerlitz.

Artist Personnel

Terrence Brewer guitar
Andy Ostwald piano
Doug Ebert bass
Kelly Fasman drums

Michaelle Goerlitz percussion

Artist Website

"(Brewer's) guitar work is fluent, and his feel for the groove is unerring... " — Billboard
"A naturally gifted player with a beautiful, warm tone and a melodic penchant, his playing is eminently pleasing. " — JazzTimes