Shana Dinha & Terrence Brewer
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Sunday, August 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm$10 - $12
Carrying a tune with angelic excellence. Conveying emotion through song and stage presence. Captivating an audience. For singer, songwriter and performer Shana Dinha it all began with “Phantom of the Opera.” An Assyrian-American born into a musical family, Shana’s musician family took her to see the play in London when she was 5 years old. It moved her. It inspired her. And she couldn’t stop singing once it ended – which turned out to be a good thing. “When I don’t sing I’m not myself,” she says.
Shana’s identity is a passionate artist, one who grew up invested in her craft. Unlike Phantom’s lead character she didn’t disappear in the face of the personal and professional challenges that came along with it. She revealed herself, embraced the spotlight, and used her talent, her faith, and the love in her heart to achieve award-winning acclaim.
In 2008 Shana was awarded The Superior Command Solo Performance from California Music Education Association. A year later she claimed an Outstanding Vocalist Award from Music in the Parks & topping it with another Superior Command Solo Performance from California Music Education Association in 2010. Then in 2015 following a turn on Oxygen reality television series “Fix My Choir,” she melodically belted her way to victory at world-renowned jazz club Yoshi’s, winning the competition, Jazz Search West. Possessing the ear-catching ability to skillfully sing gospel and R&B as well as jazz, Shana’s gift is destined to keep on giving.
With years of music education under his belt, Brewer firmly established himself in the Bay area music scene, leading his own groups in nearly 2000 shows throughout California in the last years 7 years. His list of performances at fine venues and with even finer musicians is impressive. He’s entertained sold out crowds while headlining shows at the world famous Yoshi’s at Jack London Square, The Berkeley Jazz School, Anna’s Jazz Island, Jazz at Pearl’s and received standing ovations at the Jazz on the River, SFJazz Festival Summerfest Concert Series, Sonoma Jazz, Fillmore Jazz, Montclair Jazz, and the Marin Jazz Festivals and will soon play at the world famous Monterey Jazz Festival in September 2009.
Philip Van Vleck, writing for Billboard, states “(Brewer’s) guitar work is fluent, and his feel for the groove is unerring…” Bill Milkowski, writing for JazzTimes proclaims, “(Brewer is) A melodic improviser with an exquisite tone and an abundance of soul…”, and the Philadelphia Daily News gave Groovin’ Wes an “A”. The accolades for Groovin’ Wes come on the heels of receiving both regional and national acclaim for Brewer’s all original albums, The Calling: Volume One and Volume Two (2006, Strong Brew Music) and QuintEssential (2008, Strong Brew Music), which spent 12 weeks on the JazzWeek charts peaking at #17. Along with media and chart success, and playing to sold out crowds at the world famous Yoshi’s at Jack London Square, Yoshi’s San Francisco, Jazz At Pearl’s, and countless other venues, Brewer was honored with an invitation to perform at the 52nd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival.
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