The 2013 Brubeck Festival will explore Dave Brubeck's legacy with the theme "Brubeck Across Time"

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Brubeck Festival Kicks Off!

Themed "Brubeck Across Time," the 12th annual festival will honor Brubeck's legacy as a jazz giant and his Stockton, California, roots.
Mar 13, 2013

The 2013 Festival, presented by University of the Pacific's Brubeck Institute, kicks off at 7 p.m. on March 18 with an exciting evening at the Take 5 at the Brew jazz club at Valley Brew restaurant, featuring the Brian Kendrick Big Band, the Simon Rowe Trio and vocalist Janiece Jaffe. And it just keeps getting better from there. The festival will cover the spectrum of jazz in its fullest expression through live concert performances ranging from jazz legends to local bands (in civic concert halls and college campuses as well as jazz clubs); a documentary film about jazz history; jazz education talks/symposia; the spiritually inspired works of Dave Brubeck; and street/community-based jazz events. Events run from Monday, March 18, through Saturday, March 23.

"The French Quarter," a New Orleans-inspired street fair in front of the Bob Hope Theatre on the afternoon of March 22 will feature live music, jugglers, fortune-tellers, food, and the unveiling of a semi-permanent display of winning art in the Downtown Stockton Alliance's "Brubeck's Music Inspires My Imagination" contest.

In addition to three major concerts—trumpeter Tom Harrell's quintet at San Joaquin Delta College on Thursday, March 21; the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra under the direction of Wynton Marsalis at the Bob Hope Theatre on Friday, March 22; and The Brubeck Tribute Concert at Faye Spanos Concert Hall on Saturday, March 23—the Festival will feature nightly performances at the Take 5 Jazz Club; a symposium by Marsalis and jazz composer and historian Gunther Schuller on "Jazz Leadership Across Time," sponsored by the Powell Scholars; a musical presentation "Birth of the Cool" with Schuller and his son George;  and a screening of the rarely seen film "Music Inn."

For a complete schedule and ticket information, visit the 2013 Brubeck Festival website.


Jazz trumpeter Tom Harrell (photo by Bernhard Ley) Wynton Marsalis will lead the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
The Tom Harrell Quintet, makes its Festival debut on March 21 at San Joaquin Delta College's Warren Atherton Auditorium. Harrell is widely recognized as one of the most creative and uncompromising jazz instrumentalists and composers of our time. The quintet also features Wayne Escoffery, Danny Grissett, Jonathan Blake and Ugonna Okegwo. BUY TICKETS Wynton Marsalis directs The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, comprising 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today, at the Bob Hope Theatre on March 22. Featured in all aspects of Jazz at Lincoln Center's programming, this remarkably versatile orchestra performs across the U.S. and around the globe. BUY TICKETS The Brubeck Tribute Concert features Dave's long-time manager Russell Gloyd directing the San Francisco Choral Artists, and the Brubeck Brothers Quartet with Dan and Chris Brubeck, Mike DeMicco, and Chuck Lamb at Faye Spanos Concert Hall on March 23.  BUY TICKETS