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Terrence Brewer

Music You Don’t Want to Miss in Oakland this Weekend!

Terrence Brewer @ Mindful Music Academy

Sat., Feb. 4, 8pm

Guitarist Terrence Brewer presents an imaginative reinterpretation of his favorite Wes Montgomery album Full House. Full House is the seventh album and first live jazz album by American jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery, recorded at Tsubo in Berkeley on June 25, 1962. The Tsubo had been opened by Glenn Ross in Sept. 1961 with jazz radio station, KJAZ-FM

Brewer is joined by saxophonist Steve Heckman, pianist Tim Campbell, bassist Adam Gay, and drummer Isaac Schwartz.

Brewer was recently proclaimed by long-time music scribe, David Becker (SF Examiner/AXS.com), as the San Francisco Bay Area’s #1 Jazz Guitarist.

Brewer has lead his various groups in nearly 2500 performances in the last 8 years,performing 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.

Take a listen.

Jim Bennett of KCSM continues the winter season with his curated In The Moment concert series dedicated to continuing the legacy of Jazz as a living art form.

Advance tickets or buy tickets at the door and mention KCSM to receive a $5 discount.

Mindful Music Academy, 5776 Broadway in Oakland’s Rockridge District

Gerald Albright Photo/Cary Gillaspie
Gerald Albright Photo/Cary Gillaspie

Gerald Albright @ Yoshi’s
Fri., Feb. 3

Gerald Albright is one of the biggest stars in R&B, contemporary and straight-ahead jazz.

He started playing piano as a young boy in South Central Los Angeles and one day picked up his piano teacher’s sax. He now is a saxophone master, a musician’s musician, as he is called.

Beginning in the late ’80s, Albright recorded many successful solo albums while he was also playing with an impressive roster of popular R&B artists. His influencers were James Brown, Maceo Parker and Cannonball Adderley.
Take a listen.

He is extremely popular! Fri. 8pm show sold out. 10pm show still has tickets available. (Both shows sold out on Sat.) Doors: 9:45 pm / Show: 10:00 pm. Buy tickets online.

Yoshi’s,  510 W Embarcadero in Jack London Square in Oakland

Young People’s Symphony Orchestra @Scottish Rite Center

Sat., Feb. 4, 8-10pm and Sun., Feb. 5, 4-6pm


Miller – Scherzo Crypto

Jonathan Altman & Angela Wu Photo/Vladimir Gurevich
Jonathan Altman & Angela Wu Photo/Vladimir Gurevich
  • Featuring YPSO Concerto Competition Winners:
    • Wieniawski – Violin Concerto No. 2 – Angela Wu, violin
    • Korngold – Violin Concerto – Jonathan Altman, violin

Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade

Music Director/Conductor – David Ramadanoff with 102 YPSO musicians

i-xwM5cVmYoung People’s Symphony Orchestra (YPSO) is California’s oldest youth orchestra and the second oldest youth orchestra in the United States. Their mission is to guide young musicians to achieve excellence within an orchestral setting.

YPSO has performed in locations including Carnegie Hall; the Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek; San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House; the San Francisco


Museum of Modern Art; Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, Harvard University; the Sydney Opera House, Australia; the Dvorak Hall of the Rudolfinium, Prague, Czech Republic; the Slovak Radio Concert Hall, Bratislava, Slovakia; the Golden Hall of the Musikverein, Vienna, Austria; as well as in venues in Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska; Scotland; the People’s Republic of China; and New Zealand.

Additional notes: Composer Andrew Miller says his 2014 composition, “Scherzo Crypto,” fuses two great loves of his life: orchestral virtuosity and brain-twisting puzzles. When the San Antonio Symphony commissioned a new work from him for their 75th anniversary season, he decided to compose a musical meta-puzzle: a piece with an answer that could be solved by adventurous listeners. “The only hint I will give is that the answer is the name of a musical instrument. This hidden instrument is somehow woven into the sound, continually appearing and disappearing,” he says. To depict the excitement and occasional panic of intense puzzle solving while a clock ticks down to zero, Miller made the instrumental parts wildly virtuosic, with a particular emphasis on strings and percussion.

Admission is FREE with a Suggested Donation of $15

Register online or at the door

Oakland Scottish Rite Center, 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland (map)

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