Bakersfield College

Panorama Creative Music Summit

The Panorama Creative Music Summit, presented by the Jazz Studies and Commercial Music programs at Bakersfield College, returns for its second year. This free, two-night summit is an annual showcase for acclaimed visiting artists and local performers, as well as BC faculty, students, and alumni performing original music, to explore a broad range of styles and creative approaches across the jazz-pop continuum.

Admission to all of the events at this year's summit are free and open to the public and campus community, thanks to support from the Lydia Jennings Finlinson and Burns L. Finlinson Endowment of the Bakersfield College Foundation, as well as an Arts in the Community Grant from the Arts Council of Kern.

For more information, visit the Panorama Recordings website. If you need to request special accommodations in advance in order to attend or participate in this event, please contact Kris Tiner at (661) 395-4313.


Friday, September 21

Q&A with Daniel Rosenboom (5:30 p.m.)

Composer, Orenda Records founder and studio trumpeteer Daniel Rosenboom - whose credits include performing on the soundtracks for "Deadpool 2", "Christopher Robin" and "X-Men: Apocalypse", as well as working with John Williams on Episodes VII and VIII of the "Star Wars" series - will speak about his diversified approach to the music industry.

BC Commercial Music Students (7:00 p.m.)

Selected student songwriters present new works in a variety of genres and mediums.

Fawns of Love (7:45 p.m.)

Bakersfield-based performers Jenny and Joseph Andreotti present a set of dreampop/shoegaze music.

Vinny Golia Sextet (8:30 p.m.)

Legendary multi-instrumentalist Vinny Golia, who's also the founder of Nine Winds Records, fronts a rip-roaring group featuring some of LA's most formidable young jazz musicians.

Saturday, September 22

Artists' Panel Discussion (5:30 p.m.)

Summit headliners and BC music faculty share the stage for an informal discussion on music and creativity.

BC Jazz Combo with Vinny Golia (7:00 p.m.)

Students from the new Jazz Studies program join woodwind master Vinny Golia to explore his original compositions.

Purple Gums (7:45 p.m.)

This whimsical and provocative improvising brass trio features jazz legend Bobby Bradford on cornet, Francis Wong playing tenor sax, and William Roper on tuba.

James McAlister (8:30 p.m.)

LA-based drummer, composer, producer, and electronic musician James McAlister has worked with Sufjan Stevens, Avril Lavigne and many others. He closes off the summit with a set of original music.

Edward Simonsen Performing Arts Center (Indoor Theater)
Upcoming dates: