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Summer 2011 Faculty Concert Series

As the first of a first, Musically Minded Academy introduces its incarnation of what will become a longstanding Bay Area fixture: Summer 2011 Faculty Concert Series, with additional dates scheduled for August 7th and August 21st.

Hosted at Musically Minded Academy's Rockridge facility, this series is meant to feature the talent of the very teachers on our faculty as well as inspire the fruits and labors of music education throughout Bay Area communities.


Musically Minded Academy
5776 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618

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Sunday August 7, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM PDT

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Anna Orias

Rafael Espinoza

Musically Minded, Inc.


More about Musically Minded

Musically Minded Academy is located in Oakland's Rockridge district, a 10 minute walk from Rockridge BART. Just off highway 24, highway 13. Parking's a breeze and we are handicap accessible.

Within the last 7 years, Musically Minded has grown from a living room based piano studio, to a renovated garage to a 6000+ square foot facility in Rockridge. Adding specialized teachers along the way and always including regular group workshops, the studio grew and became a 501(c)3 non-profit in 2007. 

This series is an idea of Alan Hall, one of the drum instructors at the Academy. He will be playing on August 7th with Terrence Brewer and August 21st with his own group.

A brainchild of executive director, Anna Orias, Musically Minded Academy has expanded to offer opportunities for community building through music lessons, classes, workshops, student recitals and professional concerts. 

Please come by for a visit sometime!

  Setting the Standard: A Sunday concert with Terrence Brewer and Friends!

Terrence BrewerAlan Profile HeadOllie Dudek from Terrences 2011 Summer ConcertTim Campbell cropped
Terrence Brewer, guitar Alan Hall, drums Ollie Dudek, acoustic bass Tim Campbell, piano

Sunday August 7, 2011. 11 am

Award-winning Jazz guitarist Terrence Brewer will be playing music from his latest album, "Setting the Standard: Volume One" at Musically Minded Academy. Joining Brewer will be Alan Hall (Drums), Tim Campbell (Piano), and Ollie Dudek (Acoustic Bass).


"Setting the Standard: Volume One" peaked at #13 on the National Jazz radio charts. Brewer will also feature music from his highly acclaimed Wes Montgomery Tribute album, 'Groovin' Wes', which peaked at #9 on the national jazz radio charts and was #1 on several national jazz radio countdowns.

We are small intimate venue and seats are limited. Tickets include refreshments.

Terrence Brewer
  • 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
Jazz Guitarist, Composer, Arranger, and Musical Director, Terrence Brewer's aggressive marketing and business acumen has aided him in leading his own groups in nearly 2000 shows throughout the US in the last years 7 years. In addition to this impressive feat, Brewer possesses the rich experience of performing and sharing the stage with legendary artists such as Michael McDonald (the Doobie Brothers), Mary Wilson (The Supremes), Dr. Anthony Brown (and the Asian American Orchestra), Pete Escovedo, , and many others. In addition to performing with great artists, Brewer's has studied with musical greats such as Charlie Hunter, Duck Baker, and Mark Levine.

For more information on Terrence, visit his website.


Alan Hall

Renowned drummer, published author, photographer and acclaimed teacher.


Alan has performed and/or recorded with the following: Eddie Harris, Paul McCandless, Art Lande, Ratzo Harris, Stuart Hamm, Kai Eckhardt, Billy Childs, Kenny Werner, Bob Sheppard, Kit Walker, Tom Coster, Rebecca Parris, Kenny Washington, Betty Buckley, John Handy, Joyce Cooling, Victor Mendoza, Cirque du Soleil and many others. 

He has performed at: WAMU Theatre @ Madison Square Garden w/ Cirque du Soleil, The Monterey Jazz Festival with Billy Childs and Bob Sheppard; Vancouver International Jazz Festival with Mike Zilber; Barbados International Jazz Festival with Wild Mango;  JVC Jazz Festival with Rebecca Parris; BumberShoot Festival with Kai Eckhardt and Kit Walker; and Yoshi's San Francisco with Kenny Werner and Betty Buckley. 

 For more information on Alan, visit his website.

Ollie Dudek

Ollie Dudeck is a San Francisco native who plays swing, blues, bebop, Afro Cuban and Classical music with many Bay Area musicians including Nick Culp Trio, Bob Brumbalo, Surya Patri, Gary Zellerbach Trio, Full Count Trio, Phoenix Tro, Belinda Blair, Rhonda Goldman, Jerret Cherner, The Swinging Natives and many others. 

For more information on Ollie, visit his website.
Tim Campbell

Has a long career as a traveling jazz musician. He opened for Sly Stone in Phoenix Arizona in the early 1970's. Tim has played with many bay area greats through the past 10 years. Scott Peterson, Graham Bruce, Noel Jewkes, Steve Heckman, Dave Ellis, Terrence Brewer, Charles McNeil, Lorca Hart, Deszon Claiborn, Marc & Paul Van Wageningen, Kendrick Freeman, Alex Aspinall, Fred Randolf, Paul & Sheila Smith, Chuck Bennet, Mad & Eddie Duran, Greg Reginato, Mary Jenson, Jazz Sawyer, Daria, and Marti Blackard