VISIT CONCORD invites you to enjoy coffee, pastries and a morning filled with all things jazz. This three part history series, offered monthly June through August, highlights the rich heritage of Concord Records, the Concord Jazz Festival, and Concord jazz great—Dave Brubeck. Admission is a donation of $5 per session or $12 for all three. All proceeds benefit the Concord Historical Society.

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Saturday, June 22, 10 AM to 12 PM

Frank Dorritie is a performer, producer, arranger, educator, composer and author who worked at Concord Records for many years. On June 22nd Frank will share behind the scenes stories about recording sessions, the evolution of the industry and host a listening party with music from his private collection. 

Saturday, July 27, 10 AM to 12 PM

On July 27th, Ellen Herdegen will share the history and tales of the Concord Jazz Festival. Ellen worked on the first inaugural Concord Summer Music Festival in 1969 and continued to be part of the production for 20 years. She will share her personal experiences, anecdotes and rare memorabilia. 

Saturday, August 24, 10 AM to 12 PM

Dr. Matthew Zebley takes the stage on August 24th to share the history of jazz, background on Dave Brubeck and perform live with his band. Matt is an educator, composer, jazz artist and multi-instrumentalist. He will provide an in depth look at West Coast Jazz, its composition and overall style.

LOCATION AND PARKING: Each of these three events will be held at the Concord Museum and Event Center (CMEC), 1928 Clayton Rd. There is a parking lot off Amador Avenue located behind the Galindo House and Gardens / C.M.E.C.

Celebrating 50 Years of Jazz in Concord with an Amazing Lineup of Events

VISIT CONCORD is proud to announce an amazing lineup of events in honor of 50 years of Jazz in Concord. Keep up to date as details are announced at


  • Starting Saturday, June 22nd, 2019, repeated every month on the 4th Saturday until Saturday, August 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm