The fifth annual Panorama Creative Music Summit returns to Bakersfield College in September, 2021. Presented by the Jazz Studies and Commercial Music Programs, the summit is a showcase for visiting artists, local performers, and BC faculty, students, and alumni performing original music and exploring a broad range of styles and creative approaches. This year’s summit will feature an expanded two-week schedule of workshops, masterclasses, and free public concerts in the Simonsen Performing Arts Center.

Week one will feature acclaimed jazz violinist Jenny Scheinman, who has played with a range of artists from Norah Jones to Aretha Franklin, along with multi-instrumentalist/composer/producer John Clement Wood who has toured with the Black Keys and Anni Rossi. Scheinman and Wood will be joined by saxophonist Beth Schenck and guitarist Matt Wrobel for a performance by their quartet House of Faern on Wednesday, September 22 in the PAC Indoor Theater. Students in the jazz and commercial music programs will also perform.

Week two will feature innovative guitarist and composer Jeff Parker, known for his work with the post-rock groups Tortoise, Isotope 217, and the Chicago Underground Trio as well as collaborations with everyone from Joshua Redman to Meshell Ndegeocello. Parker will perform on Wednesday, September 29 in the PAC Indoor Theater alongside jazz and commercial music students. 

Admission to the public concerts on September 22 and 29 is free. The venue will be limited to 25% capacity (100 pre-registered guests). Campus visitors must complete a health check and present a daily Campus Pass in the KCCD App, masks and proof of first vaccination are required. Register to attend below.

*Workshops are for current BC students only

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 • John Wood and Jenny Scheinman

11:10 AM | PAC-2 Band Room | Music Tech Workshop*

2:30 PM | PAC-2 Band Room | Improvisation Workshop*

4:30 PM | PAC-2 Band Room | Performance and Masterclass*

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 • John Wood and Jenny Scheinman

1:30 PM | PAC-115 Music Lab | Studio Open Forum*

4:30 PM | PAC-115 Music Lab | Songwriters and Composers Workshop*

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 • Free Concert (register here)

6:00 PM | PAC Indoor Theater | Opening Artists Chat

6:30 PM | PAC Indoor Theater | Commercial Music Students
Student songwriters present new works in a variety of genres and mediums.

7:00 PM | PAC Indoor Theater | BC Jazz Combos
Student jazz composers present new works.

7:30 PM | PAC Indoor Theater | House of Faern
Violinist Jenny Scheinman, saxophonist Beth Schenck, guitarist Matt Wrobel, and pianist John Wood present imaginative original compositions and sublime musical landscapes.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 • Jeff Parker

11:10 AM | PAC-2 Band Room | Guitar Workshop*

2:30 PM | PAC-2 Band Room | Improvisation Workshop*

4:30 PM | PAC-2 Band Room | Performance and Masterclass*

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 • Jeff Parker

1:30 PM | PAC-115 Music Lab | Studio Open Forum*

4:30 PM | PAC-115 Music Lab | Songwriters and Composers Workshop*

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 • Free Concert (register here)

6:00 PM | PAC Indoor Theater | Opening Artists Chat

6:30 PM | PAC Indoor Theater | Commercial Music Students
Student songwriters present new works in a variety of genres and mediums.

7:00 PM | PAC Indoor Theater | BC Jazz Combos
Student jazz composers present new works.

7:30 PM | PAC Indoor Theater | Jeff Parker
Innovative, versatile guitarist plays a solo set of original music.