Delta Center for the Arts: Jazz Series

Delta Jazz Series

The Delta Jazz Series presents the annual Delta Jazz Festival the first Saturday in December. The Festival is an all-day event sponsored by San Joaquin Delta College and the Division of Arts & Communication. The event features Middle School, High School and College Big Band, Combo and Vocal Jazz Ensembles from throughout the Western United States. The daytime Festival pass is $10 general admission and allows entrance to concerts in any of the three festival performance venues from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. In addition to the Festival, a jazz concert is presented by a guest artist (see below).

Previous Artists

  • Yellow Jackets (2007)
  • Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band (2009)
  • Kurt Elling (2010)
  • Kenney Werner Quintet (2011)
  • Bob Mintzer's LA Big Band (2012)
  • Brian Kendrick Big Band with guest James Miley; Patricia Barber Quartet; and the Tom Harrell Quintet (Brubeck Jazz Festival March 2013)
  • Espacio with Guest Eric Marienthal (2013)
  • jazzReach Metta Quinte, Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet, and Edie Palmieri (Brubeck Jazz Festival March 2014)
  • Pacific Mambo Orchestra (2014)
  • Donny McCaslin (2015)
  • The Pedrito Martinez Group (2016)
  • Sammy Miller & the Congregation (2017)