In 2012, multiple-award winning Guitarist Terrence Brewer was inducted into the “Pittsburg Arts & Entertainment HALL OF FAME”. Brewer started his own record label, Strong Brew Music, in 2004 and to-date has produced six albums for that record label. Brewer’s last three albums (‘QuintEssential’, ‘Groovin Wes’, and ‘Setting The Standard: Vol 1’) combined to spend nearly 100 weeks on the National JazzWeek Radio charts weekly top 50. Those same three albums made their way into the top 15 on the national JazzWeek radio charts (‘QuintEssential’ peaked at #15, ‘Groovin’ Wes’ peaked at #9, and ‘Setting The Standard: Vol 1’ peaked at #12) and Brewer has lead his groups in over 2000 shows in the last 7 years.
Brewer has performed to sold-out crowds at the 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, 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 finds time to instruct master classes, clinics, and lectures for the likes of Stanford Jazz Workshop, SFJAZZ, The Jazz School, Lafayette Summer Music Workshop and presenting at colleges, high schools, and middles schools throughout California including San Francisco University High School.
Inductee – Pittsburg Arts & Entertainment Hall of Fame (2012)
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