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SOUTH BAY LIVE PRESENTS GUITAR FEST 2010 FEATURING MULTI-AWARD WINNING GUITARIST TERRENCE BREWER ALONG WITH GUITARISTS HRISTO VITCHEV, AND RICK VANDIVIER ON FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010, 7:30PM, $15 AT THE THEATER ON SAN PEDRO SQUARE, 29 NORTH SAN PEDRO STREET, SAN JOSE CA
(Alameda, CA, April 29, 2010) – South Bay Live, one of San Jose’s thriving live music production companies, will present 3 of the San Francisco Bay area’s most versatile and talented guitarists, Terrence Brewer, Hristo Vitchev, and Rick Vandivier, on Friday, May 14, 2010 at 7:30pm for Guitar Fest 2010. Guitar Fest 2010 will take place at The Theater on San Pedro Square located at 29 N. San Pedro Road. Event cost is $15 with tickets available at www.BrownPaperTickets.com or at the door the night of the show. Filling out the house band for Guitar Fest 2010 are veteran Bay area musicians bassist Dan Robbins and drummer Paul Van Wageningen. The Theater on San Pedro Square: 29 N. San Pedro Street, San Jose, CA, 408.979.0231, www.tabardtheatre.org. South Bay Live: http://cjpublicrelations.com
Along with media and radio chart success (Brewer’s latest album ‘Groovin Wes’ reached #9 on the JazzWeek national radio charts in April 2009), Jazz guitarist Terrence Brewer spent 2009 performing to sold-out crowds at the 52nd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, the world famous Yoshi’s at Jack London Square, and SFJAZZ’s HotPlate Concert Series. Brewer also had the pleasure opening for vocalist/pianist Diana Krall during her N. California run at Mountain Winery. Other noted performances include Dr. Anthony Brown, Pete Escovedo, Dave Ellis, and guitar legend Calvin Keyes.
Groovin’ Wes (2009, Strong Brew Music), a Wes Montgomery tribute project and the fourth album from Jazz 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. Brewer’s music is getting attention throughout the states, receiving reviews in JazzTimes and Billboard while Brewer has been honored with awards including the SF Weekly Music Award for ‘Best Jazz Artist’, Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce ‘Artist of the Year’ and the Bay Area Blues Society ‘Best Jazz Group’ award.
Hristo Vitchev is a modern jazz guitarist and composer from Sofia, Bulgaria. Now residing in the San Francisco Bay Area, Hristo leads his modern jazz quartet which features the Latin Grammy-nominated pianist Weber Iago, drummer extraordinaire Joe De Rose, and virtuoso bassist Dan Robbins. Hristo has toured nationally and internationally with a wide variety of formations and has also performed guitar clinics in Europe and Japan. He has written more than 200 original compositions, many articles on jazz improvisation, and a book on chordal theory and construction entitled Between the Voicings: A New Approach to Chord Building for Guitarists. The Hristo Vitchev Quartet’s 2009 debut album, Song for Messambria (First Orbit Sounds Music) quickly received outstanding reviews by the international jazz community and was selected as one of the six best jazz albums of 2009 by ejazz news. The record presents a unique blend of ECM-style modern jazz, classical, and Brazilian tone textures, and showcases the completely unique and masterful interpretation of the jazz idiom by each one of its members.
Rick Vandivier is a guitarist who has found inspiration in influences that stretch from Andres Segovia to Pat Metheny to Jimi Hendrix. His performances are daring, soulful, and evocative. In a recent concert review, Jean Bartlett (Pacifica Tribune) wrote: “the amazing guitar licks provided by Vandivier cultivated a whole new threshold of wow… Vandivier opened the show with a piece which galloped the triumphant poetry of Madrid while caressing the edges of Segovia, Feliciano and Montoya. Extraordinary musicianship with plenty of sweets…” Rick has been performing and recording in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1979. In addition to his extensive work with vocalist Nate Pruitt in Primary Colors, Rick has been active in numerous other projects as a guitarist and composer, including leading his own ensemble which has recently attracted a new level of attention and popularity.
Terrence Brewer Productions/Strong Brew Music
Winner – SF Weekly “Best Jazz Artist” Award
Winner – Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce “Artist of the Year” Award
Winner – Bay Area Blues Society “Best Jazz Group” Award
Cat Brewer (Director of Marketing/PR)
Photo of Terrence Brewer by James Knox