2018 Brubeck Festival Lineup

The Brubeck Institute at the University of the Pacific celebrates the legacy of jazz icon and renowned University alumnus Dave Brubeck. This year marks the 60th anniversary of Brubeck's Jazz Diplomacy Tour of 1958. The lineup for Brubeck Festival 2018 was carefully selected to reflect the inter-continental and inter-cultural message of unity and peace that was a beacon of that event.

Held in Stockton, CA, October 23-27, the Brubeck Festival will feature the top names in jazz: multi-lingual French jazz singer Cyrille Aimée and internationally renowned jazz band Spanish Harlem Orchestra. The Pacific Jazz and Vocal Jazz Ensembles will perform next to Cyrille Aimée on October 26 while the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quinted will play at DeRosa University Center during the evening with Spanish Harlem Orchestra.

Many talented regional jazz musicians will also participate that week during Take 5 Jazz At The Brew concerts. An additional highlight of the festival's schedule is the performance by Mimi Fox, internationally renowned guitarist, composer, and recording artist who joined Brubeck Institute as a resident artist in 2017.

"Bringing musicians of this caliber to the University of the Pacific is a dream come true, both for students and for the wider community," said Patrick Langham, Interim Executive Director of the Brubeck Institute. "Cyrille, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, and Mimi are amazing performers, and their concerts will be a great opportunity for audiences here to see musicians who are known throughout the world."

Starting Tuesday, October 23, Take Five Jazz at the Brew, the jazz club at Valley Brew on Adams Street, will host nightly combo concerts with local favorites including the Brian Kendrick Little Big Band and the Joe Mazzaferro Group. Among the notable guest musicians are also Balkan folk music band Triism who will perform on October 23 during the opening concert.

Visit these websites for more information on 2018 Brubeck Festival:

Brubeck Institute www.brubeckinstitute.org
Spanish Harlem Orchestra www.spanishharlemorchestra.com
Cyrille Aimée www.cyrillemusic.com
Mimi Fox www.mimifoxguitar.com
Media Contact: Patrick Langham, plangham@pacific.edu or 209. 946.3970