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GRAMMY Award winning Pacific Mambo Orchestra opens the 2015 Brubeck Festival

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2015 Brubeck Festival lineup announced

Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Karrin Allyson, SFJAZZ Collective highlight the Stockton concert series for this year's festival beginning October 16
Apr 23, 2015

University of the Pacific's Brubeck Institute today announced an impressive award-winning lineup for the 2015 Brubeck Festival celebrating the legacy and influence of iconic jazz legend Dave Brubeck.

This year's festival honoring the 1942 Pacific graduate will be held in partnership with Pacific Homecoming and Parent and Family Weekend celebrations with jazz performances on Oct. 16 and 17. 

"We are delighted to present our signature Brubeck Festival events in conjunction with Pacific's Homecoming and Parent and Family Weekend celebrations," said Simon Rowe, executive director of the Brubeck Institute. "We feel our evening concerts will provide an entertaining cross-cultural experience for our wider Central Valley community. We are also thrilled to invite people to the Pacific campus for our annual symposium and Jazz on the Green celebrations."

Latin Grammy Award winning Pacific Mambo Orchestra, the West Coast's premier Latin dance band, will perform 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Stockton Civic Auditorium. The performance is sponsored by the Port of Stockton. Boasting a glittering array of veteran masters and stellar arrangements, the group set the Latin music world on its ear in 2014 when its self-titled debut recording won the Grammy for the Best Tropical Album.

SFJAZZ CollectiveThe Bob Hope Theatre will feature two fantastic performers beginning at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Featured that evening will be SFJAZZ Collective, an all-star award-winning jazz ensemble comprising eight of the finest performers and composers at work in jazz today.
Each year, the ensemble performs a new list of compositions by a modern jazz master. This year's musical rendition will feature the genius of Michael Jackson and sure to be unique and entertaining.

Karrin Allyson
Also appearing will be four-time Grammy nominee vocalist Karrin Allyson. Music lovers and critics around the world have praised Allyson, marveling at the range of this extraordinary musician who moves with such ease and authority while singing the songs of Gershwin and Porter, Ellington and Monk, Davis and Gillespie.

Corporate and community patron sponsors are Visit Stockton and the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce.

Visit these websites for more information on 2015 Brubeck Festival and the performers appearing:

Brubeck Institute:
Pacific Mambo Orchestra
SFJAZZ Collective
Karrin Allyson
Visit Stockton

Tickets go on sale May 6. Please visit for ticket information and complete schedule.

About University of the Pacific's Brubeck Institute:

Established by the University of the Pacific in 2000, The Brubeck Institute impacts society through the arts, continuing the life's work of Dave and Iola Brubeck in education, community engagement and as a catalyst for social change. Institute programs include The Brubeck Collection, The Brubeck Festival, The Outreach Program, The Summer Jazz Colony and The Brubeck Fellowship Program. Brubeck Fellows, comprising the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet, are winners of seven DownBeat awards for best collegiate jazz group in the country. University of the Pacific, with campuses in Stockton, Sacramento and San Francisco, was established in 1851 as the first chartered university in California. Visit for more information about Dave Brubeck, The Brubeck Institute and The Brubeck Festival.

Media Contact:
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Simon Rowe | | (209) 470-5870




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