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Terrence Brewer Quintet: Intersection for the Arts Concert July 1, 2008

July 2, 2008

On Tuesday, July 1, 2008 the Terrence Brewer quintet was giving the opportunity to perform at San Francisco’s historic Intersection for the Arts. Located in the Mission district, Intersection for the Arts is San Francisco’s oldest alternative non-profit art space (est. 1965) and proves to be an amazing venue for capturing the beauty, and creativity of jazz in an intimate setting.

I first spoke with program director Kevin Chen in 2006 after the release of my first two records, The Calling: Volume One and Two. At that time I inquired about Intersections Jazz composers residency. Kevin mentioned the position was filled for the next two years, but Intersection was producing a show in conjunction with San Francisco’s famed De Young Museum and asked if I would interested in performing. The DeYoung show proved to be that start of a great friendship/partnership between Kevin and I. From day one Kevin proved to be a fan of me and the music I wrote and for that I am truly greatful!!

After the De Young concert I inquired about performing at Intersections performance space. Since Intersection only produces “Jazz at Intersection” once a month slots are limited, but Kevin committed to get the group in as soon as possible…and he lived up to the commitment. The quintet (Kasey Knudsen – Sax, Jarrett Cherner – Piano, Brandon Essex – Acoustic Bass, Micah McClain – Drums) had one of those shows that reminds us all why we do this!! From the moment we arrived Intersections staff/personnel (Josh – Sound/Lights, Phil – “The Jazz Intern”, Chida – /Director of Communication/Front of House, Art – Intersection live music archivist, Scott Chernis – Photographer) made sure we had everything we needed to have a great show. It is truly a pleasure to work a venue and have a mutual respect between the artists and the venue!! The capacity crowd was energetic and hip – just the way we like ’em!

I look forward to working with Kevin and the folks at Intersection again in the future. Check back to this post in the future as I hope to add some professional photos from Scott Chernis and audio of the concert.

Stay “Tuned” and thanks for reading 🙂

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