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.

Due to Covid-19, Brubeck Jazz Summit's inaugural year will be Summer 2022.

Sierra Nevada University

Incline Village, North Lake Tahoe

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. Brass players (trumpet/trombone), saxophonists, guitarists, pianists, bassists, drummers and vocalists are all encouraged to apply.

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From Chris Brubeck of Brubeck Living Legacy

“With our partners at Classical Tahoe, we are excited to bring the Brubeck family’s jazz vision to Lake Tahoe to promote awareness, interest and the understanding of jazz and its role in American and international culture.”

Lake Tahoe

From Artistic Director, Simon Rowe

                                                                  Carmen Bradford and Willem Von Hombracht with students, photo courtesy of SFCM.

As former Executive Director of the Brubeck Institute, I am delighted to perpetuate the values of Dave Brubeck by gathering elite faculty drawn from the roster of the Roots, Jazz and American Music Program at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, for a week of intensive mentorship with a cast of talented young jazz musicians from around the world.

Chad Lefkowitz-Brown with students, courtesy of SFCM.

Applications Closed for 2020

Brubeck Jazz Summit accepts online applications from talented, accomplished, and highly motivated students who are ENTERING their sophomore, junior, or senior years in high school. Graduating seniors are also eligible to apply.

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