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Dave Brubeck Centennial Concert at W&L The concert is free and open to the public, and no tickets are required.

BBQ64 Dave Brubeck Centennial Concert at W&LThe Brubeck Brothers Quartet

The Brubeck Brothers Quartet will salute their legendary father’s centennial with an evening of jazz at Washington and Lee University on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. The performance, part of the SonoKlect Series, will take place on campus in Wilson Hall. The concert is free and open to the public, and no tickets are required.

The year 2020 marks the centennial of jazz giant Dave Brubeck. To celebrate his life and legacy, Brubeck’s sons Chris and Dan Brubeck, who started performing and recording with their father in the 1970s, have curated a multimedia show with their own Brubeck Brothers Quartet. 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 Brubeck’s 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. 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.

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.