The Lenfest Center for the Arts
"The Brubeck Brothers Quartet Celebrates Dave Brubeck’s Centennial"
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
Lenfest Center/Wilson Concert Hall and Lykes Atrium
Reception afterwards in Lykes Atrium/All are welcome
Dave Brubeck Centennial Concert
The Brubeck Brothers Quartet will be blowing into town on Saturday, September 21 at 8 p.m. for an evening of jazz as they salute their legendary father's centennial. The performance, a part of the SonoKlect Series, will take place in Wilson Hall, on the campus of Washington and Lee University, and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. A reception in Lykes Atrium will immediately follow the concert and all are invited to stay and converse with the performers.
2020 marks the Centennial Year of jazz giant Dave Brubeck. To celebrate his life and legacy, Dave's sons Chris and Dan Brubeck, who performed and recorded with their father since the 1970s, curate a multimedia show with their own Brubeck Brothers Quartet. With Dan and Chris as the foundation, guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb complete this dynamic quartet. Through stories told by his sons and music performed by the Quartet, the show invites audiences to travel along the timeline of Dave's extraordinary life and career.
Chris and Dan Brubeck have been making music together practically all their lives. Drummer Dan and bassist, trombonist, and composer Chris cut their first record together in 1966-over a half century ago. They've subsequently played a variety of styles in a number of different groups, performing at concert series, colleges, and jazz festivals across North America and Europe including the Newport, Detroit, Montreal, Playboy/Hollywood Bowl, and Monterey Jazz Festivals.
Although the Quartet's style is rooted in "straight-ahead" jazz, their concerts reveal an inherent ability to explore and play odd time signatures while naturally integrating the influences of funk, blues, and world music. The group's creativity, technique and improvisation can be heard in their uncompromising music, which reflects their dedication to melody, rhythm, culture and the spontaneous spirit of jazz.
This event is free.