2014 Brubeck Festival

Every year fans and scholars of the great Dave Brubeck gather to celebrate and explore his music and philosophies at the Brubeck Festival in Stockton, put on by University of the Pacific. This years' festival is March 27 - 29.

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The Festival features performances of jazz, contemporary concert music, lectures, and academic symposia. Pick up tickets here.

Festival Headliners

Jarreau Al Jarreau
Friday, March 28, 2014
Bob Hope Theatre  
8:00 PM
Jarreau's version of "Take 5"

Palmieri Eddie Palmieri
Thursday, March 27, 2014
San Joaquin Delta College 
7:30 PM
Palmieri's "Oyelo Que Te Conviene"

Terri Lyne Carrington
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Faye Spanos Concert Hall  
8:00 PM
Carrington's "Crayola"

The Festival features these performing organizations: Dave Brubeck Quartet, Christian McBride Trio, Capital Jazz Project, Turtle Island String Quartet, David Grisman Quintet, Hiromi's Sonicbloom, Deepak Ram Quartet, Gerald Clayton Trio, Ramsey Lewis Trio, Yosvany Terry Quartet, Pete Escovedo Orchestra, Andrzej Jagodzinski Trio, Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band, SFJazz Collective, Talujon Percussion Quartet, Quartet San Francisco, Stockton Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Mozart Ensemble, Ballet NY, and many of the ensembles of Pacific's Conservatory of Music.

Symposia, lecture, and discussion topics have included music management and business, sociology and music, improvisation, civil rights, creativity, jazz education, cultural diplomacy, and words with music.

Festival Coverage

  • Pianist Palmieri Rebounds With Film Score

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

    We're in the midst of March Madness and if you love basketball,or even independent films, you may have seen a recent documentary about “streetball.” The film’s up-tempo score is by a Latin music legend who is performing in Stockton, Eddie Palmieri.

  • Big Names Set To Perform at 2014 Brubeck Festival

    Wednesday, October 30, 2013

    The University of the Pacific's Brubeck Institute has unveiled the lineup for the 2014 Brubeck Festival in Stockton. Next spring’s festival boasts a roster of star-studded artists befitting the event’s namesake.