Most recently, San Francisco/Bay Area based Guitarist Terrence Brewer and Jazz/Blues vocalist Pamela Rose both discovered that the Pablo Recordings of Ella and Joe had deeply influenced them – and the two embarked on a journey of rediscovery in this latest release from Terrence Brewer’s Strong Brew Music record label. This 11th release from the label follows several critically acclaimed albums from Brewer, which have reaped several ‘Top 20’ and one ‘Top 10’ ranking on the JazzWeek national jazz radio charts.
Proclaimed by long-time music scribe, David Becker (SF Examiner/AXS.com), as the San Francisco Bay areas #1 Jazz Guitarist, Multiple-Award winning guitarist Terrence Brewer is a first-call and in-demand bandleader, record producer, concert performer, studio musician, and one of the San Francisco Bay area’s foremost and sought after music educators. Brewer has produced and released 11 nationally acclaimed albums on the record label Strong Brew Music he started in 2006. “Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me”, Brewer’s 11th album, follows on the heels of 10 previous release, “THE TB 3”. "THE TB 3" is an amazing collection of Jazz standards by Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk, Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter, George Gershwin, and others; ”Friends of Mine" (2016), “Mi Historia” (2014), “Mosaic” (2014), ‘Citizen Rhythm: “Of, By, For The People” (2012), ‘Setting The Standard: Vol 1’ (2011), ‘Groovin Wes’ (2009), and ‘QuintEssential’ (2008), combined to spend over 125 weeks on the National JazzWeek Radio charts weekly top 50. Three of those albums made their way into the top 15 on the national JazzWeek radio charts (‘Groovin’ Wes’ #9, ‘Setting The Standard: Vol 1’ #12, and ‘QuintEssential’ #15).
Combined with being an in-demand record producer for himself and others, Brewer has lead his various groups in nearly 2800 performances in the last 10 years; performing to sold-out crowds at the 62nd and 52nd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, the world famous Yoshi’s at Jack London Square, Yoshi’s San Francisco, SFJAZZ Jazz Festival, and countless other venues. In addition to headlining his own shows, Brewer has shared the stage with vocalist/pianist Diana Krall, Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers), Gerald Albright, has worked with Mary Wilson (The Supremes), Darlene Love, Taylor Eigsti, Jay Lane, Dr. Anthony Brown, Pete Escovedo, and has studied with the likes of Charlie Hunter, Duck Baker, Tom Patitucci, Mark Levine. When Brewer is not touring regionally and nationally, he his on the faculty for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s Root, Jazz and American Music Pre-College program and he finds time to instruct/facilitate master classes, clinics, workshops, and lectures for the likes of Stanford Jazz Workshop, SFJAZZ, The Jazz School, Jazz Camp West, Blue Bear School of Music, Lafayette Summer Music Workshop, CMEA (California Music Educators Association), and presenting at colleges, high schools, middles schools, and public libraries throughout California including Los Medanos College, Chabot College, Santa Rosa Jr College, San Francisco University High School, Edna Brewer Middle School, the Nueva School, and many others
Winner — SF Weekly Music Award — Best Jazz Artist
Winner — Oakland Chamber of Commerce Artist of the Year
Winner — Bay Area Blues Society "Best Jazz Group" Award
The San Francisco Bay area's #1 Jazz Guitarist
~David Becker (SF Examiner / AXS.com)
“(Brewer’s) guitar work is fluent, and his feel for the groove is unerring…”
~ Philip Van Vleck, Billboard
“A melodic improviser with an exquisite tone and an abundance of soul…”
~ Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes