Keith Brown with Pacific Jazz Ensemble

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Pacific Jazz Ensemble

Patrick Langham, conductor

Keith Brown, piano

Friday, March 1, 2024

7:30 pm

Faye Spanos Concert Hall


Selections may be chosen from the following:

Queen (2021)

512 Arkansas Street (2021)

Four Play (1984)

Affaire d’amour (1985)

Cubauza (2010)

Central Park West (1977)

Keith Brown (b. 1983)

Keith Brown

James Williams (1951–2004)

Donald Brown (b. 1954)

Michael Philip Mossman (b. 1959)

John Coltrane (1926–1967)

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MARCH 1, 2024, 7:30 PM


Keith L. Brown is an accomplished composer, educator, and pianist, who has established himself as one of the most sought-after pianists in contemporary jazz. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he began playing piano and bass at a young age. He grew up in a musically inclined family, where both his parents were musicians, and many of his aunts and uncles possessed exceptional musical talent. His father, Donald Brown, is a world-renowned jazz pianist, composer, and educator who was a part of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and has performed with many greats. His mother Dorothy is also a pianist who plays various woodwind instruments. Keith Brown is currently the assistant professor of jazz and contemporary piano at the University of Oregon.

Patrick Langham is an experienced educator and performer with a twenty-year career at University of the Pacific. As professor and director of jazz studies, Langham developed Pacific’s jazz studies degree programs. During his time at Pacific, Langham has traveled to Spain as a visiting jazz conductor, overseen student performances in Paraguay, and directed groups at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Reno Jazz Festival, and Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. As a saxophonist, he has performed with distinguished jazz artists including Lewis Nash, Bob Hurst, Donald Brown, Tom Harrell, Essiet Essiet, Terell Stafford, and Louis Hayes.


The Pacific Jazz Ensemble is an award-winning big band in the tradition of Duke Ellington and Count Basie. The ensemble performs classic big band literature and embraces the music of contemporary composers and arrangers. They have an impressive list of credentials having been invited to perform at jazz festivals around the West Coast.


Aimee MacDonald, alto

Gianna Pedgregon, violin

Leo Milano, tenor

Mateo Ruiz, tenor

Kyle Saelee, baritone


Alex Maldonado

Kylie Ward

Kamron Qasimi

Kai Hatton


William Giancaterino

Miguel Palma

Victor Alcazar

Jayden Laumeister

Patrick Langham, program director, saxophone

Jamie Dubberly, brass

Barry Finnerty, jazz guitar

Aaron Garner, jazz piano

Brian Kendrick, percussion

Faculty Coaches

Rhythm Section

Toby Keys, piano

Bergen Finley, guitar

Marwan Ghonima, bass

Reyna Machado, drums

Samson Hulett, drums

Joseph Mazzaferro, associate director, trumpet

Andrew Mell, bass

Jonathan Latta, ensembles program director


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