McGeorge School of Law

Brubeck Institute Forum Informs, Captivates

April 17, 2012

The Brubeck Fellows play the Grand Salon

The Brubeck Fellows play the Grand Salon: From left, Alec Watson, keyboard; Bill Vonderhaar, bass; Rane Roatta, tenor saxophone; Malachi Wilson, drums; and Tree Palmedo, trumpet

An appearance by the Brubeck Fellows highlighted a forum, "The Evolution of Music Artist to Businessperson," attended by students, Sacramento area musicians, and attorneys on April 10, in the Grand Salon of the Legal Studies Center.

Simon Rowe, the director of University of the Pacific's Brubeck Institute, and entertainment law attorneys Scott Hervey, '95, and Richard Jeweler comprised a panel that discussed the fast-changing world of music delivery and copyright. Professor Amy Landers, director of McGeorge's Intellectual Property Concentration Program, and Professor Courtney Lee moderated the panel.

After the MCLE portion of the program, the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet, based out of the Stockton campus, captivated the crowd with a selection of original jazz compositions from their new CD, "Origins." The Brubeck Fellowship Program is a one or two-year full-scholarship program in jazz performance for five exceptionally talented young musicians who have just graduated from high school.

The student-led McGeorge Entertainment Law Society co-sponsored the event.

The Brubeck Institute was established by the University of the Pacific in 2000 to honor its distinguished alumni, Dave and Iola Brubeck. Dave Brubeck, a California Hall of Fame inductee and a Kennedy Center honoree, is one of the most famous jazz musicians and composers of all time. He is a 1942 graduate of the College of the Pacific who originally went to college intending to study veterinary science but ended up in the music conservatory.