Dave Brubeck, composer
Composer ~ Musician
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birth name: David Warren Brubeck

Dave Brubeck

December 6, 1920, Concord, CA ~ December 5, 2012, Norwalk, CT

In the 1950s and '60s, few American jazz artists were as influential, and fewer still were as popular, as Dave Brubeck. At a time when the cooler sounds of West Coast jazz began to dominate the public face of the music, Brubeck proved there was an audience for the style far beyond the confines of the in-crowd, and with his emphasis on unusual time signatures and adventurous tonalities, Brubeck showed that ambitious and challenging music could still be accessible. And as rock & roll began to dominate the landscape of popular music at the dawn of the 1960s, Brubeck enjoyed some of his greatest commercial and critical success, expanding the audience for jazz and making it hip with young adults and college students. ~ Allmusic: Dave Brubeck ~ retrieved September 10, 2013 © Allmusic

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In a long and successful career, Mr. Brubeck brought a distinctive mixture of experimentation and accessibility that won over listeners who had been trained to the sonic dimensions of the three-minute pop single. ~ New York Times: Dave Brubeck Obituary ~ December 6, 2012 © New York Times

Dave Brubeck ~ Awarded a 1999 NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) Jazz Masters Fellowship.

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