Inviting the finest young jazz musicians on the planet to train with top jazz professionals.

Brubeck Jazz Summit is a one-week, intensive educational program in jazz performance for thirty exceptionally talented students from throughout the world with faculty, guest artists and master teachers as a living legacy of the musician and international statesman, Dave Brubeck.

We invite aspiring young jazz artists to apply to join us for a life-changing week of apprenticeship in combo rehearsals, workshops, masterclasses, jam sessions, and performances with artists chosen from an all-star faculty roster. The Brubeck Jazz Summit accepts online applications from highly motivated students who are ENTERING their sophomore, junior, or senior years in high school. Graduating seniors are also eligible to apply. Brass players (trumpet/trombone), saxophonists, guitarists, pianists, bassists, drummers, and vocalists are all encouraged to apply.

Sunday, July 10 - Saturday, July 16, 2022

Sierra Nevada University, Incline Village, North Lake Tahoe, NV


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  • Audition Material:


    1. Play a blues melody of your choice and improvise for at least 3 choruses.
    2. Play “In Your Own Sweet Way” by Dave Brubeck with melody and at least 1 chorus of improvisation.

    *Recordings may be with a live rhythm section or backing track. Audio does not need to be professionally recorded.

    **Rhythm section instruments are welcome to "comp" behind a soloist if recording with live band, but this is not a requirement.


    1. Play a blues of your choice with a live band, "comp" for at least 3 choruses and solo and/or trade for at least 3 choruses.
    2. OPTIONAL: Play “In Your Own Sweet Way” by Dave Brubeck with a live band. "Comp" for at least 1 chorus and solo or trade for at least 1 chorus.

    *Drummers should record with a live band, however audio does not need to be professionally recorded.

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