Brubeck Festival takes on international flare


STOCKTON
April 23, 2015 9:03pm


•  Latin Grammy Award winning Pacific Mambo Orchestra one of three top entertainers booked

•  “An entertaining cross-cultural experience for our wider Central Valley community”

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University of the Pacific’s Brubeck Institute says the 2015 Brubeck Festival will have an international flare.

The 2015 Brubeck Festival celebrating the legacy and influence of iconic jazz legend Dave Brubeck, a 1942 Pacific graduate, will be held on Oct. 16 and 17.

“We feel our evening concerts will provide an entertaining cross-cultural experience for our wider Central Valley community. We are also thrilled to invite people to the Pacific campus for our annual symposium and Jazz on the Green celebrations,” says Simon Rowe, executive director of the Brubeck Institute.

Latin Grammy Award winning Pacific Mambo Orchestra, will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Stockton Civic Auditorium. The performance is sponsored by the Port of Stockton. The group set the Latin music world on its ear in 2014 when its debut recording won the Grammy for the Best Tropical Album.

The Bob Hope Theatre will have the SFJazz Collective, an award-winning jazz ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17. This year’s musical program will feature the works of Michael Jackson.

Also appearing will be four-time Grammy nominee vocalist Karrin Allyson.

Corporate and community patron sponsors are Visit Stockton and the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce.

The event is growing in popularity and the head of Visit Stockton sees it as having the potential to grow into a nationally-recognized event such as the Monterey Jazz Festival.

Established by the University of the Pacific in 2000, the Brubeck Institute continues the life’s work of Dave and Iola Brubeck with programs that include the Brubeck Collection, the Brubeck Festival, the Outreach Program, the Summer Jazz Colony and the Brubeck Fellowship Program. Brubeck Fellows, comprising the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet, are winners of seven DownBeat awards for best collegiate jazz group in the country.

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