Panorama Creative Music Summit

Panorama Creative Music Summit

The Panorama Creative Music Summit returns to Bakersfield College on September 21-22 at the Simonsen Performing Arts Center Indoor Theater. Presented by the Jazz Studies and Commercial Music Programs, the summit is an annual showcase for acclaimed visiting artists, local performers, and BC faculty, students, and alumni performing original music and exploring a broad range of styles and creative approaches across the jazz-pop continuum.

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, all events at the summit are FREE ADMISSION, open to the public and the campus community!


5:30 Q&A with Daniel Rosenboom
Composer, studio trumpeter (credits include Star Wars VII and many others), and founder of Orenda Records speaks about his diversified approach to the music industry.

7:00 BC Commercial Music Students
Selected student songwriters present new works in a variety of genres and mediums.

7:45 Fawns of Love
Bakersfield-based dreampop/shoegaze married duo of Jenny and Joseph Andreotti.

8:30 Vinny Golia Sextet
Legendary multi-instrumentalist and founder of Nine Winds Records fronts a rip-roaring group featuring some of LA’s most formidable young jazz musicians.


5:30 Artists Panel Discussion
Summit headliners and BC music faculty share the stage for an informal discussion on music and creativity.

7:00 BC Jazz Combo with Vinny Golia
Students from the new Jazz Studies program join the woodwind master to explore his original compositions.

7:45 Purple Gums
Whimsical and provocative improvising brass trio with jazz legend Bobby Bradford (cornet), Francis Wong (tenor sax), and William Roper (tuba).

8:30 James McAlister
LA-based drummer, composer, producer, electronic musician and sideman with Sufjan Stevens, Avril Lavigne and many others closes out the summit with a set of his original music.