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Brubeck Institute Lends its Jazzy Sounds and Know-how at National Events in New York and DC

The BIJQ performed and Institute leaders spoke during Jazz Appreciation Month events at the United Nations and the Smithsonian.

The Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintent performed at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., during events celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month.

Apr 29, 2013
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University of the Pacific's Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet and Brubeck Institute leaders were in Washington, D.C., and New York City last week to take part in events celebrating International Jazz Day and Jazz Appreciation Month. 

At the Smithsonian Institute's American Art Museum, the BIJQ performed "Dave Brubeck - Across Time," a tribute to legendary jazz musician and composer Dave Brubeck '42, for whom Pacific's Brubeck Institute is named.  

The Brubeck Institute then occupied center stage at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. A forum, "Jazz: A Language for Peace," held April 24 featured Dave's son Darius Brubeck, a performer and scholar. The Brubeck Institute's own Executive Director Simon Rowe was among the high-level speakers, and the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet performed. 

Read a Q&A with Executive Director Simon Rowe and Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet pianist Paul Bloom from their April 22 performance. 

View a video of their performance and some of the speeches that preceded the event at the United Nations. 

Read the full Pacific news release about the trip.