Washington and Lee University: SonoKlect: The Brubeck Brothers Quartet Celebrates Dave Brubeck’s Centennial
September 21, 2019
8:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Washington and Lee University
Lenfest Center for the Arts
Wilson Concert Hall
Lexington, VA 24450
Box Office 540-458-8000
SonoKlect: The Brubeck Brothers Quartet Celebrates Dave Brubeck’s Centennial
Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019
Washington and Lee University: Lenfest Center/ Wilson Hall/Concert Hall
Reception to follow in Lykes Atrium
This event is free.
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. There will be a reception in Lykes Atrium immediately following the concert and all are invited to stay and speak 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.
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