Terrence Brewer Trio
"Groovin’ Wes" (2009, Strong Brew Music), a Wes Montgomery tribute project and the fourth
album from guitarist
Terrence Brewer, debuted March 2nd on the JazzWeek national radio chart at #18 and
quickly began to climb, settling
into the Top 10 a few weeks later.
Terrence has performed at Yoshi’s at Jack London
Square, Yoshi’s San Francisco, Jazz At Pearl’s, the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Russian
River Jazz Festival, SFJazz Festival, and the Fillmore Jazz Festival.
In addition to headlining his own shows, Brewer has worked with Diana Krall, Michael McDonald
(Doobie Brothers), Mary Wilson (The Supremes), Gerald Albright, Dr. Anthony Brown,
Pete Escovedo, Dave Ellis, Calvin Keyes, Babatunde Lea, Kim Nalley,
Bruce Forman, Scott Amendola, Tuck and Patti, Khalil Shaheed, Ed Kelly, and Herb Gibson.
He played Chez Hanny previously with the Klobas/Kesecker Ensemble.
Andy Ostwald - piano.
Andy grew up in Castro Valley, California. He began studying piano at the age of six,
improvising at the age of eleven, and playing jazz gigs at eighteen. He received a
Bachelor's degree in piano performance from San Jose State University. There, he
pursued his interest in jazz, classical, and Indonesian music. He also studied in New York
with renowned jazz pianist Harold Mabern.
Andy's approach to jazz reflects a love for the early "stride piano" tradition as well as
for bebop and contemporary styles. He has played with numerous Bay Area artists at venues
such as Yoshi's, The Great American Music Hall, the Plush Room, and the Concord Jazz
Festival, and has toured extensively with singer Diane Witherspoon.
Doug Ebert - bass.
Doug produced his first CD, "Times Change", in June of 2007. It features seven of his
compositions brought to life by four groups that represent his recent musical history in
His bass influences include Ray Brown, Paul Chambers, Sam Jones, Scott LaFaro, Charles Mingus,
Ron Carter, Dave Holland, Larry Grenadier and George Mraz.
Since relocating to the Bay Area, he performs with Terrence Brewer, pJay Smik Smak and the Cliffnotes,
Gerry Grosz, Jesse Sheehan, and Pranavah and Pezhham Akhavass, among others.