Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet

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The members of the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet (BIJQ) are in the Institute's Fellowship Program. Winners of numerous DownBeat awards, including the 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 awards for best collegiate jazz group in the country, this group has performed on the Monterey Jazz Festival, Playboy Jazz Festival, Brubeck Festival, Detroit International Jazz Festival, and others, and have done concerts in California, New York, Washington, Florida, Texas, Chicago, Toronto, Minneapolis, Washington DC, and on a State Department tour in Spain.

They have also performed in jazz clubs such as Yoshi's in Oakland, Herb Alpert's club Vibrato in Los Angeles, Blues Alley in Washington DC, the Dakota in Minneapolis, and the Jamboree Jazz Club in Barcelona. They have also performed at the annual conference of the International Association for Jazz Education, and at the First Annual Jazz Education Network conference in St. Louis, MO.

The BIJQ does clinics and performances in schools throughout the country.

The 2013-2014 Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet

They are making music and making history as the first Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet to include a female musician, and to not include a piano player. Meet the 2013-2014 Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet: Max Boiko, Trumpet, from Fort Lauderdale, FL; Joel Ross, Vibraphones, from Chicago, IL; Sean Britt, Guitar, from Hingham, MA; Sarah Kuo, Bass, from Los Angeles, CA; Jalon D'Mere Archie, Drums, from Houston, TX.

Performance
The BIJQ has performed on the Monterey Jazz Festival, Playboy Jazz Festival, Brubeck Festival, Detroit International Jazz Festival, North Texas Jazz Festival, and many others, and have done concerts in California, New York, Washington, Florida, Chicago, Toronto, Minneapolis, Texas, Washington D.C., and on a State Department tour of Spain. They have performed in jazz clubs such as Yoshi's in Oakland, The Montreal Bistro in Toronto, Herb Alpert's club Vibrato in Los Angeles, and the Jamboree Jazz Club in Barcelona, Spain. They have also performed at the annual conference of the International Association for Jazz Education, and at the First Annual Jazz Education Network conference in St. Louis, MO. The BIJQ also does clinics and performances in schools throughout the country. In 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 the BIJQ won the DownBeat award for best college jazz group in the country.

The Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet (BIJQ) is available throughout the academic year and occasionally during the summer for performances in schools, community venues, performing arts series, and jazz festivals. They are also available to do clinics in the schools. For information about availability and booking, please contact Nicholas Fryer at 209-946-2187 or email nfryer@pacific.edu.