STOCKTON - With the central theme of "Creativity," the 2011 Brubeck festival will feature new works by several ground-breaking performers from March 31 through April 3, including the Maria Schneider Orchestra, the first music group to win a Grammy for an album that was sold exclusively on the Internet. The celebration will close with a screening of the new Clint Eastwood documentary film about Dave Brubeck called "Dave Brubeck: In His Own Sweet Way." All performances will take place in University of Pacific's Faye Spanos Concert Hall or the Recital Hall on the Stockton campus.
Every group in the festival was chosen because of its originality, its innovation, and its musical appeal to audiences.
"One of the hallmarks of Dave Brubeck's life and career has been his creativity," said Steve Anderson, director of the Brubeck Institute.