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The University of the Pacific’s 2014-2015 Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet has been named the best undergraduate college small jazz combos in DownBeat magazine’s 39th annual Student Music Awards. In addition, the group’s vibraphonist Joel Ross was named best Soloist in Undergraduate College Outstanding Performances and drummer Jalon Archie was named best Jazz Soloist, Undergraduate College […]

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All that Jazz

Flutist Rafael Luna plays with the San Joaquin Delta College Jazz Ensemble during the group’s performance at the Jazz on the Mile event on Tuxedo Court and Pacific Avenue on the Miracle Mile in Stockton. (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 70-200mm @ 200mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/4. ISO: 200) When I shot the Jazz […]

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Musical inspiration

Stockton Symphony conductor Peter Jaffe spoke  to students during an assembly at Ansel Adams School in Stockton about the symphony’s upcoming debut of a piece composed by Jazz legend Dave Brubeck and his son Chris Brubeck inspired by the work of photographer Ansel Adams. Adams, most noted for being a nature photographer (although he was […]

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