Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley

Pacific Jazz Institute is a non-profit (501c3) organization dedicated to making America's great art form, jazz, accessible to as many as possible. PJI promotes the appreciation of jazz music by offering educational programs and live performances that feature the masters of music.

For example, "Meet The Masters" workshops are routinely offered throughout the year to as many children from area social services agencies, schools, group homes, and shelters. These workshops include lunch, a performance and an educational presentation by the visiting artist. The presentation is designed to introduce youth to playing and appreciating jazz as well as its historical and cultural significance. And, it is all for FREE!

Artists who have led these workshops include Chuck Mangione, Dr. Billy Taylor, Betty Carter, Maceo Parker, Ernestine Anderson, Ray Brown, Stanley Jordan, Charlie Hunter and the Broadway cast of "Ain't Misbehavin'."

Meet The Masters

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Arturo Sandoval - May 28th
Joan Osborne - Apr 23rd
Kurt Elling - Feb 20th


Take 6 - Nov 7th
Karryn Allyson - Oct 24th
Monty Alexander, John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton - Sep 26th
Najee - May 16th
Brian Culbertson - Apr 4th


Gerald Albright - Nov 2nd
Karryn Allyson - Oct 5th
Bobby Caldwell - Apr 27th


Lee Ritenour and Mike Stern - Dec 8th
Average White Band - Oct 31
Leela James - Oct 13th
Hiromi - Mar 31st
Brian Culbertson - Feb 18th


Veronica Nunn - Oct 1st
Lee Ritenour - Sep 27th
Mike Stern, Sonny Fortune, Buster Williams and Jimmy Cobb - May 28th


Euge Groove - Nov 7th
Billy Cobham - Oct 16th
Jeff Lorber - Sep 18th
Peter White - April 10th
Spyro Gyra - Mar 13th
Mindi Abair - Feb 13th


Euge Groove - Nov 6th
John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey - Jul 25th
Tower of Power - May 2nd
Jeff Lorber - Feb 28th


Rick Braun - Nov 15th
Earl Klugh - Sep 20th
Stanley Jordan - Jun 14th
Eddie Palmieri - Mar 29th
Stanley Clarke - Jan 19th


Spyro Gyra - Feb 24th
Eric Marienthal - Apr 14th
Terence Blanchard - Jun 23rd
Lee Ritenour - Aug 25th
Karryn Allyson - Sep 22nd
Arturo Sandoval - Oct 27th
Mike Stern - Dec 8th


Karryn Allyson - Sep 16th
Dave Samuels - Jun 17th
Stanley Clarke - Apr 1st
Monty Alexander - Mar 4th
Peter White - Jan 21st


Stanley Jordan - Jul 30th
Kurt Elling - Jun 4th
Shemekia Copeland - Apr 2nd


Gary Burton - Oct 16th


Kurt Elling - Oct 11th
Stanley Jordan - Jul 26th
Steve Tyrell - Apr 19th


Kevin Eubanks - Oct 26th
Irakere - Sep 2nd
Aaron Parks - Aug 10th
Willie and Lobo - Jun 29th
Ray Brown and Regina Carter - May 11th
Terence Blanchard - Mar 23rd
Roy Hargrove - Mar 2nd


The Bobs - December
Pee Wee Ellis - Nov 17th
Stanley Jordan - Jul 28th
Ray Brown - Jun 23rd
Charlie Hunter - May 19th
Richard Bona - Apr 14th
Maynard Ferguson - Jan 27th


Bud Shank - Oct 21st
Steve Turre - Aug 26th
Stanley Jordan - Jul 22nd
Barbarito Torres - Jul 8th
Ray Brown - Jun 24th
John Pattitucci - Apr 22nd
John Pizzarelli - Apr 15th
Roy Hargrove - Mar 25th
Maynard Ferguson - Jan 27th
Poncho Sanchez - Jan 15th


The Bobs - December
Eric Reed and Russell Malone - Dec 18th
Taj Mahal - Nov 27th
Dave Frishberg and Bob Dorough - Oct 9th
Jonathan Butler - Oct 9th
Ray Vega - Oct 1st
Regina Carter - Sep 11th
TS Monk and Nina Freeland - Jun 26th
Dee Daniels - May 8th
Ray Brown - Apr 17th
Ernestine Anderson - Jan 30th


Gene Harris & Friends - Dec 12th
Kurt Elling - Nov 21st
Larry Coryell - Oct 17th
Weslia Whitfield - Aug 20th
Ain't Misbehavin' - Jun 20th
Jessica Williams - May 16th
Diane Schuur - Feb 21st


Chuck Mangione - Sep 27th
Marian McPartland - Aug 23
Betty Carter - July 26th
Billy Taylor - May 31st
Ray Brown - May 10th
Stanley Turrentine - April 19th
Yellowjackets - Mar 8th
Dr. John - Feb 15th
Ernestine Anderson - Feb 1st


Taj Mahal - Nov 30th
Gene Harris - Oct 26th
Maceo Parker - Oct 19th
Joey De Francesco - Aug 3rd
Joe Sample - Jun 8th
Elvin Jones - Mar 9th
Tuck & Patti - Mar 2nd
Tito Puente - Jan 20th


Jimmy McGriff, Hank Crawford and Kevin Mahogany - Nov 12th

Larry Coryell

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