Impact

The Brubeck Institute’s K-6 Outreach Program reaches out to the Stockton Unified School District.

BIJQ with students from Van Buren Elementary

Over the course of the year the BIJQ will perform for thousands of students in the Stockton Unified School district. For many of the students these performances will be their first exposure to jazz. The impact that this has on a young person’s life is immeasureable. In addition to performances at SUSD Elementary School, The Brubeck Institute has partnered with the Downtown Stockton Alliance to create the Downtown Stockton Art Contest “Music of Dave Brubeck Inspires My Imagination”. Original artwork created by students grades K-6, that represent their unique visions inspired by the music of Dave Bruebeck, will be entered into the art competition. A free, live concert will take place at the Bob Hope Theatre on January 18 to help acquaint students with the music. Music CDs and DVDs will be provided to all interested teachers for use in the classroom for creation of the artwork. The winning submissions will be on display for a semi-permanent display on the historic Main Hotel, an endangered building, on the corner of East Main Street and California, in downtown Stockton.

Shaping the world through Music

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