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Celebrating 60 years of “Time Out”

December 12, 2019

December 14, 2019 marks the 60th anniversary of one of the most successful and influential jazz albums of all time, Time Out. The Dave Brubeck Quartet released the Columbia Records album Time Out on December 14, 1959, and the experiment in odd time signatures, improvised counterpoint, polyrhythm, and polytonality became the first jazz album to … Read More >

Brubeck Jazz Summit at Classical Tahoe

September 28, 2019

Brubeck Living Legacy  will bring the Brubeck name and the jazz summit vision to Lake Tahoe to promote awareness, interest and the understanding of jazz and its role in American and international culture. Brubeck Jazz Summit is a one-week, intensive educational program in jazz performance for exceptionally talented students from throughout the United States and beyond … Read More >

Celebrating Dave’s Centennial

August 5, 2019

December 6, 2020 is Dave’s 100th Birthday, and many plans are in the works to celebrate his Centennial in his birthday year 2020, in 2021 – his 100th year, and beyond. It is our hope that anyone planning a Centennial event will let us know so we can include it on Dave’s Centennial Calendar (on … Read More >

JAZZIZ – Year By Year: Five Essential Albums of 1959

May 11, 2019

Dave Brubeck Quartet, Time Out (Columbia) At a time when jazz was widely structured around the standard 4/4 and 3/4 beats, the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s Time Out emerged as a breath of “cool” fresh air. Dave Brubeck was one of the most popular pianists of the ’50s whose two-fisted block chord playing and composition was influenced by jazz as … Read More >

NPR – More Than ‘Kind Of Blue’: In 1959, A Few Albums Changed Jazz Forever

May 11, 2019

Sixty years ago, this month, Miles Davis finished recording Kind of Blue, perhaps his greatest masterpiece and still jazz’s bestselling album. But it was not the only milestone recorded that year. John Coltrane, Dave Brubeck, Ornette Coleman and Charles Mingus all cut timeless classics, which is why many fans hold that 1959 is the greatest … Read More >

Welcome to the new DaveBrubeck.com!

May 11, 2019

We’ve just launched a new DaveBrubeck.com — explore Brubeck’s legacy and learn more about the upcoming centennial.