Artists

Learn more about this year's Brubeck Festival performers

Regina CarterRegina Carter

2017 marks the 100th birthday of a true musical legend, Ella Fitzgerald. Ella is THE source of violinist, Regina Carter's musical inspiration and Ms. Carter's forthcoming album and touring program will celebrate the music and spirit of this incomparable musical juggernaut through from her own perspective.
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Rene MarieRené Marie
As the 90's progressed and smooth jazz artists began incorporating more hip-hop and classic R&B grooves into the music which came to define the genre, Everette Harp found himself ahead of the curve.
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Pacific Jazz Ensemble
The greatest American art form is alive and well at the University of the Pacific through a variety of learning and performance opportunities dedicated to improvisation and the exploration of jazz. Click here for more information.

Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet

The members of the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet (BIJQ) are in the Institute's Fellowship Program. Winners of nine DownBeat awards for best undergraduate collegiate jazz group in the country since 2006. To read more, click here.

Patrick LanghamPatrick Langham
Patrick Langham is an experienced educator and performer with a 13-year career at the University of the Pacific. Langham was a co-founder in the creation of the Take Five Jazz Club in Stockton, and he is a regular performer at the club and throughout the region.  
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Randy Sandoli
Randy Sandoli is a pianist, composer, Lecturer in Jazz Studies at the University of the Pacific and Assistant Director of the Brubeck Institute. He performs regularly in a variety of musical contexts while continuing to lead his own group, ranging in size from trio to sextet.

 Brian Kendrick Little Big Band
Brian Kendrick Little Big Band

Brian Kendrick currently maintains an active performance schedule playing jazz, contemporary, orchestra and chamber music, and Broadway on the West Coast. Kendrick is director of the jazz and percussion programs at San Joaquin Delta College and teaches regularly at the Brubeck Institute, Summer Jazz Camps, and Colony.

 Joe Mazzaferro Group
Joe Mazzaferro Group

Trumpeter, Educator, Composer, and Arranger Joe Mazzaferro has been active in the Sacramento and Central Valley jazz scenes since 2002. As an active freelance performer, Joe has had the opportunity to perform with many jazz greats, including Dave Brubeck, Christian McBride, Wycliffe Gordon, Ingrid Jensen, Lewis Nash, and many more.
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