A Celebration of the Life and Music of Dave Brubeck, is the name of a concert that will be held tomorrow to honor the American pianist and composer.
At a free afternoon concert in New York’s Church of St. John the Divine Brubeck’s music heritage will be celebrated by performances of Chick Corea, Paquito D’Rivera, Branford Marsalis, Randy Brecker, Jon Faddis, Roy Hargrove, Roberta Gambarini, Bill Charlap, Renee Rosnes, Rufus Reid, Bobby Militello, Hilary Kole and Brubeck’s sons Darius, Chris, Matthew and Dan.
Brubeck died in December 2012, a day before his 92 birthday. In a seven decade long career he recorded more than 100 albums, while some of his compositions became jazz standards among whom In Your Own Sweet Way and The Duke. Brubeck broke into commercially successful music spheres with his compositions where he established odd time signatures. The composition Take Five that he played with his quartet became a jazz classic of that rhythm.
Brubeck got many awards for his work, among other things, he received the DownBeat Hall of Fame Award in 1994, The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996, and the same prize a year after from the BBC.