Things to do in Sacramento and Beyond

The Bee's guide to events, activities, arts and entertainment

March 3, 2011
Brubeck Institute director to retire

A four decade career will come to an end when Steve Anderson, former dean of the Conservatory of Music at the University of the Pacific, retires as director of the Brubeck Institute.

Anderson, who retires this summer, is a noted educator and trombonist. He has performed in numerous countries, collaborated with some of the biggest names in the music and film industry and has expanded the scope of jazz education.

A reception will be held for Anderson at 5 p.m. April 11 with the location to be determined at a later date. The reception will be open to the university community.

At UOP, Anderson is credited with expanding the Brubeck Institute, and attracting world-class musicians to perform on campus.

Anderson was hired by the university in 2000 as dean of the Conservatory of Music. That same year the Brubeck Institute was established to honor distinguished alumni, Dave and Iola Brubeck.

In 2005, Anderson was named acting director of the Institute, and in 2007 he became the permanent director, stepping down as conservatory dean.

During his administration, Anderson produced the annual Brubeck Festival, which consists of concerts, lectures, panel discussions focusing on themes related to the ideas and accomplishments of Dave Brubeck.

Musicians who have performed at the Festival over the years have included Dave Brubeck, Darius Brubeck, Pete Escovedo, Christian McBride, and Hiromi.

Anderson also managed the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet. Under his direction, that student group recorded and traveled extensively, performing throughout the United States and in Canada and Spain.

The quintet won seven DownBeat magazine student music awards, including best collegiate jazz group in the country in 2007, 2009, and 2010.

About Comments

Reader comments on are the opinions of the writer, not The Sacramento Bee. If you see an objectionable comment, click the "report abuse" button below it. We will delete comments containing inappropriate links, obscenities, hate speech, and personal attacks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. See more about comments here.

What You Should Know About Comments on is happy to provide a forum for reader interaction, discussion, feedback and reaction to our stories. However, we reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments or ban users who can't play nice. (See our full terms of service here.)

Here are some rules of the road:

• Keep your comments civil. Don't insult one another or the subjects of our articles. If you think a comment violates our guidelines click the "report abuse" button to notify the moderators. Responding to the comment will only encourage bad behavior.

• Don't use profanities, vulgarities or hate speech. This is a general interest news site. Sometimes, there are children present. Don't say anything in a way you wouldn't want your own child to hear.

• Do not attack other users; focus your comments on issues, not individuals.

• Stay on topic. Only post comments relevant to the article at hand. If you want to discuss an issue with a specific user, click on his profile name and send him a direct message.

• Do not copy and paste outside material into the comment box.

• Don't repeat the same comment over and over. We heard you the first time.

• Do not use the commenting system for advertising. That's spam and it isn't allowed.

• Don't use all capital letters. That's akin to yelling and not appreciated by the audience.

You should also know that The Sacramento Bee does not screen comments before they are posted. You are more likely to see inappropriate comments before our staff does, so we ask that you click the "report abuse" button to submit those comments for moderator review. You also may notify us via email at Note the headline on which the comment is made and tell us the profile name of the user who made the comment. Remember, comment moderation is subjective. You may find some material objectionable that we won't and vice versa.

If you submit a comment, the user name of your account will appear along with it. Users cannot remove their own comments once they have submitted them, but you may ask our staff to retract one of your comments by sending an email to Again, make sure you note the headline on which the comment is made and tell us your profile name.

hide comments

On October 14, The Sacramento Bee will temporarily remove commenting from While we design the upgrade, we encourage you to tell us what you like and don't like about commenting on and other websites. We've heard from hundreds of you already and we're listening. Please continue to add your thoughts and questions here. We also encourage you to write Letters to the Editor on this and other topics.


October 2013

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    

Monthly Archives