Artists

Learn more about this year's Brubeck Festival performers

Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Spanish Harlem Orchestra
The two-time Grammy winning Salsa and Latin Jazz band, sets the standard for excellence for authentic, New York style, hard core salsa. Whether a concert hall or an outdoor jazz festival, there is no easing you in, they are coming at you full force from start to finish. Their energy on stage, rich sound and musical precision leave audiences mesmerized until the last note is played.
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Cyrille Aimee
Cyrille Aimée
Cyrille Aimée is a French-­Dominican vocalist and actress. Winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival's Vocal Competition, the Sarah Vaughn International Jazz Vocal Competition, and finalist in the Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition, Aimée is-in the words of Will Friedwald of The Wall Street Journal-"one of the most promising jazz singers of her generation."
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Mimi Fox
Mimi Fox
Internationally renowned guitarist, composer, and recording artist, Mimi Fox has been named a winner in 6 consecutive Downbeat Magazine international critic's polls and has been recognized by writers and colleagues alike as one of the most eloquent guitarists on today's scene.
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Triism
Triism
A jazz trio from Northern California playing creative arrangements of original compositions, Balkan folk music, pop songs, and jazz standards. Featuring saxophonist Levi Saelua, bassist Alex Reiff and drummer Jim Frink, their collaborative arrangements often develop from conversations about politics, pop culture, science and comedy.
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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.
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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.
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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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 Brian Kendrick Little Big BandBrian 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 GroupJoe Mazzaferro Group
Trumpeter, educator, composer, and arranger 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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