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Payton and Bergonzi Teach Kids at Brubeck Institute

The Brubeck Institute in Stockton, Calif. recently announced that trumpeter and composer Nicholas Payton (pictured) will serve as artistic director and tenor saxophonist and former Dave Brubeck Quartet member Jerry Bergonzi will be an artist-in-residence at the Brubeck Institute Summer Jazz Colony at the University of the Pacific, August 8-14.

The Brubeck Institute Summer Jazz Colony is a full scholarship program that provides 17 of the best young jazz musicians in the nation the opportunity to interact with and learn from jazz masters. Aimed at exceptionally gifted and intrinsically motivated jazz students between their freshman and senior years of high school, the program creates an inspiring, stress-free environment where precocious players can perform, practice, and study along with peers who are equally committed to mastering jazz performance.

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