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    Top Jazz Artists to Perform Free Concert

    Jul 28, 2010

    Exceptional high school jazz musicians from throughout the country will gather at the Brubeck Institute on the campus of University of the Pacific from August 8 through 13 for a one-week intensive jazz colony led by some of the top jazz artists and clinicians in the industry.  The annual program will culminate in a public performance by the artists and colonists.

    The Brubeck Institute Summer Jazz Colony concert provides an opportunity for jazz lovers to hear the accomplishments of these outstanding musicians.  The 2010 Summer Jazz Colony Concert will be held on Friday, August 13 at 5:30 p.m. in Faye Spanos Concert Hall.  It is free and open to the public.

    "The musicianship of the colonists never ceases to amaze me," said Steve Anderson, executive director of the Brubeck Institute.  "Though they are still in high school, they demonstrate ability and talent that will impress even the most knowledgeable jazz fan.  They are not only keeping the art of jazz thriving, they are advancing it in new, fresh, and exciting directions."  The eighteen colonists, chosen from scores of applications by a panel of judges, come from New York, California, New Jersey, Oregon, Florida, Texas, Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Canada, and Illinois.  They will study with the artist faculty in rehearsals, lessons, seminars, master classes, and perform in nightly jam sessions and the final concert. 

    Artist faculty include Joe Gilman, piano, Ingrid Jensen, trumpet, Bart Marantz, trumpet, Dayna Stephens, saxophone, Marshall Gilkes, trombone, Herman Burney, bass, Ndugu Chancler, drums, Steve Homan, guitar, Glenn Zaleski, piano, and Nick Frenay, trumpet. 

    The Summer Jazz Colony began in 2002 and is one of five programs offered by the Brubeck Institute, which was established in 2000 to honor Pacific's distinguished alumni, Dave and Iola Brubeck.

    For more information, contact Steve Anderson, executive director of the Brubeck Institute, at 209.946.3970 or sanderso@pacific.edu, or visit our web site at www.brubeckinstitute.org, or our Facebook site at www.facebook.com/brubeckinstitute.