Learn more about this year's Brubeck Festival performers

Pacific Mambo OrchestraPacific Mambo Orchestra
2014 GRAMMY® Winner the Pacific Mambo Orchestra is a 20 piece, San Francisco based musical group leading the rebirth of the Latin Big band Sound. The PMO uses the traditions of the classic mambo‐craze orchestras of the 1950s to deliver their original music and clever, modern arrangements of hit songs. Currently the only fully active Latin Big Band on the West Coast!Watch their official YouTube Video here.
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Karrin AllysonKarrin Allyson
It's no surprise that music lovers and critics around the world have been singing Allyson's name from the roof tops, marveling at the range of this extraordinary musician, who moves with such ease and authority from the Great American Songbook of Gershwin and Porter to the Great American Jazz Songbook of Duke and Thelonious and Miles and Dizzy. 
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SFJAZZ CollectiveSFJAZZ Collective
The SFJAZZ Collective is an all-star award-winning jazz ensemble comprising eight of the finest performers/composers at work in jazz today. Launched in 2004 by SFJAZZ, the Collective has become one of the most exciting and acclaimed groups on the jazz scene.
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Keith HatschekKeith Hatschek
Keith Hatschek is Director of the Music Management Program at the University of Pacific in Stockton, CA. He is an active Brubeck scholar and has presented his research on Dave and Iola Brubeck and The Real Ambassadors at a number of international conferences and festivals in the US, UK and Canada. He is currently working on a book about The Real Ambassadors and the Brubecks' five year struggle to bring the musical to the stage. Click here for full bio.

Willard JenkinsWillard Jenkins 

Willard Jenkins is an independent arts consultant/producer, writer and broadcaster under his Open Sky banner.  Willard Jenkins' current activity includes concert, festival, and concert series planning/development, artistic direction, consulting, music journalism, teaching, and broadcast work. Artist Website

Ashley KahnAshley Kahn
Ashley Kahn is a Grammy-winning author, educator, music journalist, and concert producer. A professor of music history and criticism at NYU who lectures at other institutions as well, his books include co-writing Carlos Santana's memoirs, The Universal Tone, and other titles such as A Love Supreme: The Story of John Coltrane's Signature Album, Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis MasterpieceClick here for full bio.