Famed trumpeter Marvin Stamm and four Russian jazz artists from the Open World Cultural Leadership Program will perform at University of the Pacific on Nov. 14, along with the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet. Their performance and visit is hosted by the Brubeck Institute, located on Pacifics Stockton campus. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Faye Spanos Concert Hall.
The Open World Cultural Leadership Program is the embodiment of Dave Brubecks belief that the most effective diplomatic efforts are those done on an artistic level, where working artists from each country can exchange ideas and develop a better understanding of their counterparts, said Steve Anderson, director of the Brubeck Institute. Every time we participate in this program, we not only learn more about Russian musicians, but we learn more about ourselves as artists and human beings. And of course, the community gets a great jazz concert out of it.
Marvin Stamm has had an extraordinary career with big bands, as a studio player, a jazz combo performer, and as a recording artist. Some of the major artists he has played with include Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Thad Jones and Bob Mintzer. He has also performed and recorded with Frank Sinatra, Benny Goodman, Quincy Jones, Lena Horne, Paul Desmond, George Benson and many others.
The four Russian musicians arrive on campus Nov. 8. They will spend the week studying with Brubeck Institute faculty members and guest artists. While in Stockton, they will live in the homes of members of the community to experience American family life.
The next week, they will travel to Washington, D.C. with the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet. There, they will perform at Blues Alley Jazz Club on November 18, at an awards ceremony for Dave Brubeck at the Russian Embassy on November 19, and in concert at the Meridian International Center on November 20.
The Brubeck Institute was established by University of the Pacific in 2000 to honor its distinguished alumni, Dave Brubeck 42 and his wife Iola 45. The mission of the Institute is to build on Dave Brubecks legacy and his lifelong dedication to music, creativity, education, and the advancement of important social issues including civil rights, international relations, environmental concerns, and social justice. Its programs include the Brubeck Archive, Brubeck Festival, Brubeck Fellowship Program, Summer Jazz Colony, and the Outreach Program.
For more information about the Brubeck Institute and the Open World program, contact Steve Anderson at 209.946.3970 or [email protected] Tickets for the Marvin Stamm concert will be sold at the door. General public will be $7.00, seniors $5.00 and students with ID free.