2013 Brubeck Festival
University of the Pacific's Brubeck Institute presented the 12th Annual Brubeck Festival, titled Dave Brubeck Across Time, honoring his legacy as a jazz giant and his Stockton, California roots.
The Festival, held Monday, March 18 through Saturday, March 23, 2013 was a broad-based tribute to his legacy that covered the spectrum of jazz: live concert performances, a documentary film about jazz history, jazz education talks/symposia, the spiritually inspired works of Dave Brubeck, and the integration of street/community-based jazz events.
In addition to the three headline artists - Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, the Tom Harrell Quintet and the Brubeck Brothers Quartet - the Festival featured nightly performances at the Take 5 Jazz Club, talks by Marsalis and other artists and a screening of the rarely seen film Music Inn.
Other Festival events included "The French Quarter," a New Orleans-inspired street fair on the afternoon of March 22 that featured 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, and Jazz on the Green on March 23, held on the University of the Pacific campus.