Summer Jazz Colony

Sunday, August 4 - Friday, August 9, 2019

Colonists arrive on Saturday, August 3 and leave on Saturday, August 10. 


The Summer Jazz Colony is a one-week, intensive educational program in jazz performance for a limited number of exceptionally talented students. They come from throughout the United States and beyond to study with Brubeck Institute faculty, guest artists and master teachers, in combo rehearsals, master classes, classes in jazz theory and advanced jazz improvisation, and seminars on the music of Dave Brubeck and other topics. Colonists have extensive opportunities to visit with the artists and clinicians, participate in numerous jam sessions, and perform in concert.

The colonists, Pacific's Jazz Studies faculty and guest artists will perform for the commnity at Take 5 Jazz Club, August 4-7, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. The grand finale concert will take place on August 9, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., at Faye Spanos Concert Hall. For more details, visit

Online Application

The 2019 application process is now closed.