Brubeck Festival 2005: Honoring Dave Brubeck's Innovative Approach to Composition

The Brubeck Festival 2005 is shaping up to be a truly historic event, presenting the work of legendary pianist and composer Dave Brubeck, as well as new compositions by artists he has inspired, in diverse settings—from symphonic pieces to chamber music, small-group and big-band jazz, to ballet and academic symposia.
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Marking its fourth anniversary with an array of world-class artists in five venues, the Brubeck Festival celebrates diversity, crossing musical and performance boundaries and reflecting Brubeck's deeply held values.

Six of the Brubeck Festival's eight days will take place in Stockton, California, home to the University of the Pacific (alma mater of Dave and Iola Brubeck, his wife and collaborator of over 60 years) and the Brubeck Institute. Several of Stockton's leading cultural institutions are presenting partners of the Festival, including the Pacific Conservatory of Music, Brubeck Institute, Stockton Symphony, Professional Organization for Performing Artists (POPA), and Associated Students of the University of the Pacific (ASUOP). In addition, Dave Brubeck returns to his other alma mater, Oakland's Mills College, for a special evening of music. The Festival concludes with an evening at Yoshi's Jazz House, the renowned jazz club in Oakland, California.

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