Doug Ebert’s “Trials & Tribulations” CD Release Party
Saturday, July 6, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)
Jazz bassist and composer Doug Ebert is pleased to announce the release of his third and most inspired album to date. Written during his wife’s successful battle against leukemia, “Trials & Tribulations” tells the musical story of despair and triumph; facing adversity with strength and courage and coming out on top.
This upbeat and lively session is performed by a talented Bay Area lineup including guitarist Terrence Brewer, pianist Tim Campbell and drummer Rob Rhodes. This concert will be the debut performance of the new album.
“Trials & Tribulations” was written and arranged by bassist Doug Ebert and performed by his talented Bay Area Quartet. Returning from his “Poor Dog” album of 2011 are guitarist Terrence Brewer and drummer Rob Rhodes.Versatile pianist Tim Campbell replaces vibraphonist Gerry Grosz in the quartet, and solidifies the group’s chemistry.
Doug Ebert, Bass and Compositions
Jazz bassist and composer Doug Ebert's musical aspiration began at age four when he attended Mercyhurst Center for the Arts in Erie, PA. Over the course of his childhood he studied guitar, baritone horn and piano. As an undergraduate at Marquette University he started playing the bass violin and studying jazz theory at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. For over ten years, Ebert was a fixture in Milwaukee's jazz community, appearing regularly at clubs such as the Jazz Estate and larger venues such as Summerfest and Jazz In The Park. In June of 2007, Ebert released his first album "Times Change" which features his compositions played by several of his Milwaukee bandmates. In August of 2007, Ebert relocated to San Francisco, CA and soon began playing with his current bandmates Terrence Brewer, Tim Campbell and Rob Rhodes. In 2011, he released his second album “Poor Dog”, which was received with high acclaim. His third soon-to-be released album “Trials & Tribulations” is a musical tribute to his wife in recognition of her successful battle against leukemia. Ebert also works as a sideman with a variety of jazz and world music artists in the Bay Area, which include Terrence Brewer’s jazz combos and his Citizen Rhythm band, vibraphonist Gerry Grosz (heard on “Poor Dog”), saxophonist/educator Jim Grantham, guitarist Calvin Keys, the eclectic world fusion group Ultra World X-tet, led by Gary Schwantes and the Turkish band Kardash. Ebert has performed at many Bay Area clubs including Yoshi’s San Francisco and the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz.
Terrence Brewer, Guitar
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 7 years. Brewer is the Winner of the SF Weekly Music Award for Best Jazz Artist, Winner of the Oakland Chamber of Commerce Artist of the Year Award and Winner of the Bay Area Blues Society “Best Jazz Group” Award. In addition to headlining his own shows, Brewer has shared the stage with vocalist/pianist Diana Krall, Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers), Gerald Albright, and has worked with Mary Wilson (The Supremes), Darlene Love, Melba Moore, Dr. Anthony Brown, Pete Escovedo, Dave Ellis and Calvin Keys. Terrence has studied with the likes of Charlie Hunter, Duck Baker, Tom Patitucci, Mark Levine, and others. “Setting The Standard” (April 2011), Brewer’s 5th record peaked at #13 on the national jazz radio charts. Brewer's 2009 release, “Groovin’ Wes”, a Wes Montgomery tribute project, was ranked #1 on several national and regional jazz charts throughout 2009. The accolades for “Groovin’ Wes” come on the heels of receiving both regional and national acclaim for Brewer’s all original composition albums, “The Calling: Volume One and Volume Two” (2006) and “QuintEssential” (2008). Along with media and chart success, Brewer has performed to sold-out crowds at the Monterey Jazz Festival, the world famous Yoshi’s at Jack London Square, Yoshi’s San Francisco, SFJAZZ Jazz Festival and countless other festivals and venues.
Tim Campbell, Piano
Bay Area native Tim Campbell has been playing professionally since high school in the late 1960’s. After 4 years in the military, Tim toured for 2 years playing nightclubs along the western coast opening for Sly Stone in the early 1970’s. Upon returning to the Bay Area, Tim continued to play in local groups with many notable musicians including Mike Mau (drummer for Stoneground), Marvin Holmes (funk and jazz guitarist) and these Bay area jazz greats: the late Scott Peterson, Noel Jewkes, Graham Bruce, Dave Ellis, Melecio Magdeluyo, Steve Heckman, Kristen Strom, Terrence Brewer, Jeff Massanari, Christian Tamburr, Paul and Mark Van Wageningen, Alan Hall, Lorca Hart, Deszon Claiborne, Sam Bevan, Fred Randolf, Mad & Eddie Duran, and many others. Tim is well versed in funk and soul, as well as jazz and latin jazz.
Rob Rhodes, Drums
A longtime resident of Oakland, CA, Rhodes has performed in the San Francisco bay area for over 20 years. He studied at College of Alameda and San Francisco State University. Rhodes plays various styles of music, including rock, jazz, funk, latin and blues, making him a very sought-after player. Over his career, he has performed with artists such as Ledisi, Mary Wilson, Joyce Cooling, Dara Tucker, Rueben Wilson (Organist), Ed Kelly, Robert Stewart, Mel Saunders and Faye Carol, to name a few. Rhodes also leads his own trio.
When & Where
Musically Minded Academy
Phone: 510 601 5700