The Brubeck Jazz Summit is a one-week, intensive educational program in jazz performance for exceptionally talented students, ages 16–19, from throughout the United States and beyond to study with faculty, guest artists and master teachers as a living legacy of the music and international statesman Dave Brubeck.


Sunday, July 19th – Saturday, July 25th, 2020
Incline Village, North Lake Tahoe, NV
*APPLICATIONS DUE FEBRUARY 15, 2020*
A limited number of full-scholarships available.


The Brubeck Jazz Summit presenting consortium at Lake Tahoe includes:

Brubeck Living Legacy will bring the Brubeck name and the jazz summit vision to Lake Tahoe to promote awareness, interest and the understanding of jazz and its role in American and international culture.

Simon Rowe, Executive Director of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Roots, Jazz, and American Music program, takes the lead for the artistic and educational content for the Brubeck Jazz Summit. As the former Director of the Brubeck Institute, Simon has the connections to secure the hottest jazz faculty and reach the most exceptional young talent, as well as years of experience running the Brubeck jazz camp.

Classical Tahoe will provide the marketing, financial, and production expertise, in addition to the performance Pavilion and box office capabilities for the Brubeck Jazz Summit. Classical Tahoe’s goals are to expand length, musical styles, and educational opportunities of the Classical Tahoe Festival and Music Institute.

Sierra Nevada College will be the home of the Brubeck Jazz Summit utilizing the beautiful campus, dorm rooms, cafeteria, and classrooms. Evening concerts and jazz jams will take place on the campus and around the community with 20 students and five faculty from the SFCM. The program will bring approximately $35-40,000 in summer rental revenue to the college. The number of students and dorm has the potential to grow year over year.

The program budget is $100,000 per year. Your support will help us get the program off the ground and headed for greatness.

For more information regarding donation opportunities, please reach out to: contact@brubecklivinglegacy.com