• Admission: $35 (plus fees)
  • Location: Freight & Salvage
  • 2020 Addison Street
  • Berkeley, CA 94704
  • Time:
    8:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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Feb 10 2023

Elevate Your Jazz Guitar Game IN PERSON w/Terrence Brewer

In order to truly express yourself and let your creative ideas flow, you must have a working knowledge of, and fluency/or mastery of the guitar fretboard and how to apply jazz harmonic language.

While mastery takes a long time, in this class Terrence Brewer will give you tips, tricks, and new ideas for developing a knowledge of one of the most important aspects of your musicianship – how to move around the guitar fretboard! These techniques will give you the confidence to apply new harmonic techniques and concepts to your playing. Arpeggios, linear scales, chord scales, minor and major II-V’s and other progressions will be the focus of this class. Participants should have some knowledge of chords and scales.

Terrence Brewer

Proclaimed by long-time music scribe David Becker (SF Examiner) 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, a voting member of the Recording Academy, 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, a duet album with Jazz/Blues vocalist Pamela Rose pays tribute to the iconic duet albums by Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass.

Brewer has lead his various groups in 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 Festival, and countless other venues. 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 program, Brewer curates and creates curriculum, facilitates master classes, clinics, workshops, and lectures for the likes of Stanford Jazz Workshop, SFJAZZ, Oakland Public Conservatory, The California Jazz Conservatory, Jazz Camp West, Blue Bear School of Music, Lafayette Summer Music Workshop, CMEA (California Music Educators Association), and presenting at colleges, high schools, and middles schools throughout California and across the country.

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

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