Dave's Birthday Present

Dave's Birthday Present

Today would have been Dave's 96th birthday. The family wanted to share more of Dave’s music, and so have formed Brubeck Family Legacy Records. Today seemed an appropriate day to release the first of several exciting projects: 3 classic tracks of Dave playing solo piano on some holiday favorites: “Santa...

RIP Randy Jones

RIP Randy Jones

Dave's drummer for many years, Randy Jones, passed away June 13, 2016.

Born in Slough, Berkshire, Randy was a versatile musician capable of driving a big band, but could also play quite well with smaller units. He started playing professionally when he was 16, touring Germany with an English rock...

JACK SIX/ FRANK MODICA, JR

Sad to report that we recently lost two very special individuals who were very much a part of the Brubeck family. Bassist Jack Six passed away on February 24 and Dave’s long time agent Frank Modica, Jr. passed on March 15.

Jack first played with Dave in 1967 when Jack...

A STATEMENT FROM THE BRUBECK FAMILY ON THE PASSING OF IOLA BRUBECK

Our much loved and revered mother, Iola Brubeck died today, March 12, 2014, after a brave battle with cancer. She passed peacefully at home surrounded by family. Iola was a brilliant person who collaborated with our father, Dave Brubeck, in every aspect of his career over their 70 year marriage....

DAVID WARREN BRUBECK December 6, 1920-December 5, 2012

Brubeck Family Statement

Our much loved and revered father, Dave Brubeck died of cardiac arrest today, December 5, 2012, one day before his 92nd birthday. He died peacefully with family present. The news spread before we even left the hospital. Our family is deeply appreciative of the phone calls, messages...

DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET WINS AGAIN

For the second time in two years, The Dave Brubeck Quartet has won downbeat magazine's Readers Poll as the Best Jazz Group. This is incredible considering the fact that Dave no longer tours.

BLINDED BY SOUND REVIEW OF "THE VERY BEST OF DAVE BRUBECK"

The Very Best of Dave Brubeck: The Fantasy Era
Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, by Greg Barbrick

The Concord Music Group have been releasing some interesting jazz collections lately, under it’s Very Best of series. The first five came out a couple of months ago, and featured Miles Davis,...

A MESSAGE FROM DAVE

December 20, 2011


Dear Friends,

I celebrated my 91st birthday just two weeks ago today. As Eubie Blake remarked on his 100th birthday, “If I’d known I was gonna live this long I would have taken better care of myself." Although I have retired from touring, I’m still at...

"TIME OUT" CERTIFIED DOUBLE PLATINUM

Recorded and released in 1959 "Time Out" was certified double platinum by the RIAA signifying sales of over 2 million units, thus joining a very small circle of jazz albums ever to achieve this milestone. Dave was presented with a plaque by the president of Sony Legacy, Richard Story. Richard...

2011 DOWNBEAT COLLEGE AWARDS ANNOUNCED

In The May issue of Downbeat the 2011 College awards were announced. The Brubeck Institute Fellows received a total of five awards. The winners are: Outstanding Performance (Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, saxophone) Outstanding Performance (Nick Frenay, trumpet), Original Composition-"Deviation" (Chad Lefkowitz-Brown), Jazz Arrangement-"All My Love" by Dave Brubeck (Nick Freney) Outstanding Jazz...

DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET WINS 2010 READERS POLL

The December 2010 issue of "DownBeat" magazine contains the results from the 75th Annual Readers Poll, awarding Best Jazz Group for 2010 to The Dave Brubeck Quartet. The first time that Dave's name surfaced in the DownBeat Readers Poll was in 1950, winning for the first time in 1953 as...

Dave Brubeck Receives the Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Diplomacy

On April 8, 2008 at the U.S. Department of State, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice honored the recipients of the inaugural Benjamin Franklin Awards for Public Diplomacy. The awardees were chosen for their outstanding leadership in advancing America's ideals through public diplomacy by offering a positive vision of hope...