Panorama Creative Music Summit

Simonsen Performing Arts Center
Indoor Theater
Bakersfield College
1801 Panorama Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93305

Friday, October 13, 7PM
BC Commercial Music Students
Josh Ottum Trio
Chris Schlarb and Psychic Temple

Saturday, October 14, 7PM
Andrew Morgan Quartet
Cathlene Pineda and Kris Tiner
Tatsuya Nakatani Gong Orchestra

Presented by the Jazz Studies and Commercial Music Programs at Bakersfield College, the inaugural Panorama Creative Music Summit will feature acclaimed visiting artists, local performers, and Bakersfield College faculty, students, and alumni performing original music and exploring a broad range of styles and creative approaches across the jazz-pop continuum.

Friday’s headliner will be SoCal composer/producer Chris Schlarb and his band Psychic Temple. Schlarb’s latest album Psychic Temple IV has been described as a modern-day Pet Sounds, and it debuted at #11 on the Billboard Americana/Folk charts. Rounding out the program will be Bakersfield College Commercial Music professor Josh Ottum with his trio, and new works presented by student songwriters from the Commercial Music Program.

Saturday’s concert will feature an engaging and transformative performance by the Nakatani Gong Orchestra. Led by master percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani, the 15-piece ensemble will be comprised of Bakersfield College music students trained to play Nakatani’s unique set of bowed gongs. Also performing will be Los Angeles pianist and composer Cathlene Pineda with BC Jazz professor Kris Tiner on trumpet, and BC Jazz alumnus and recent CSUN graduate Andrew Morgan with his quartet.

Tickets for each concert are $10 general, $7 students/staff/seniors. Discounted two-day tickets are $15 general, $10 students/staff/seniors.

Advance tickets available at

Free parking in the Northeast solar lot at Panorama and Mt. Vernon during the summit.

For more information call 661-395-4313 or visit the Facebook event page.

Special thanks to our sponsors Going Underground Records, Nick Rail Music, and patron sponsor Famoso Nut Company. If you would like to become a sponsor, please get in touch. Advertising deadline is October 1.

Chris Schlarb Mini-Documentary

Nakatani Gong Orchestra in Philadelphia

Josh Ottum Live in Berlin

Kris Tiner and Cathlene Pineda at The Carriage House in LA