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Composer, orchestral arranger, lyricist and performer, Christopher Brubeck is equally at home playing jazz, rock, classical, funk and folk music, displaying his multiple talents on three instruments. An award-winning composer, Chris has been called “…a 21st Century Leonard Bernstein” by John von Rhein of the Chicago Tribune. Chris’s composition, “Vignettes for Nonet,” for woodwind quintet and The BBQ was commissioned by, and premiered at Bay Chamber Concerts, Rockport, Maine in August, 2003 to great acclaim. Since its premiere Vignettes has been performed by many woodwind quintets, including the Russian National Orchestra Woodwind Quintet

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Article: Year in Review

2020: The Year in Jazz

Read "2020: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling


The COVID-19 pandemic put the jazz world in a tailspin, just like the world at large, in 2020. And there is plenty of uncertainty going into the new year about what “new normal: might emerge from the darkness. International Jazz Day, like so many other things, became an online virtual event this time around. Pianist Keith ...

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Article: Live Review

Chris Brubeck at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Read "Chris Brubeck at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Chris Brubeck Bechtler Museum of Modern Art Jazz at the Bechtler Charlotte, NC October 4, 2019 The “Jazz at the Bechtler" series celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, and next year is composer/pianist Dave Brubeck's centenary. So it is appropriate that Dave's son Chris was the special guest for a ...

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Article: Album Review

Brubeck Brothers Quartet: Timeline

Read "Timeline" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie had gone before him as Eisenhower's jazz ambassadors for America, when pianist Dave Brubeck--along with his sizzling quartet comprising alto saxophonist, Paul Desmond, drummer Joe Morello and bassist Eugene White--set out on their 1958 State Department-sponsored tour. The group gave around 80 official performances across 14 countries, taking in ...

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News: Recording

The Brubeck Brothers Quartet Releases "Timeline," Celebrating Dave Brubeck's Historic 1958 State Dept. Tour

The Brubeck Brothers Quartet Releases "Timeline," Celebrating Dave Brubeck's Historic 1958 State Dept. Tour

Chris Brubeck and Dan Brubeck are extensions of a remarkable jazz legacy. Although they toured and recorded with their father extensively, the immensely popular and influential jazz innovator Dave Brubeck, Chris and Dan have forged their own musical identities. Bassist and trombonist Chris and drummer Dan have previously released four albums with their band Brubeck Brothers ...

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Article: Album Review

Brubeck Brothers Quartet: Timeline

Read "Timeline" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger


This album by the Brubeck Brothers--led by Chris and Dan Brubeck, sons of legendary pianist Dave Brubeck--commemorates the 60th anniversary of “President Eisenhower's Special International Program for Cultural Presentations," the 1958 State department tour in which prominent jazz musicians traveled to 14 countries to give 80 concerts in 90 days. This grueling schedule was endured by ...

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News: Education

Brubeck Institute Announces New Series, Take 5 Jazz At The Brew Schedule

University of the Pacific’s Brubeck Institute this week announced its new Brubeck Institute Presents series and the fall schedule for its popular Take 5 Jazz at the Brew series and Take 5 Jam Sessions. Chris Brubeck, Peter Epstein, Steve Allee and Jamie Baum will each play Brubeck Institute Presents dates this fall, with Stefon Harris and ...

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Article: Live Review

Brubeck Brothers Quartet at Arizona Musicfest

Read "Brubeck Brothers Quartet at Arizona Musicfest" reviewed by Patricia Myers


Brubeck Brothers Quartet Arizona Musicfest Highlands Church Scottsdale, Arizona February 7, 2014 Those Brubeck boys really nailed it at Arizona Musicfest, performing a concert-with-commentary tribute that traced their famed father's six-decade career. Dave Brubeck's musical and personal history was celebrated by trombonist-bassist Chris Brubeck and drummer Dan Brubeck, playing his ...

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Article: Live Review

Brubeck Brothers Quartet: at Filoli Estate

Read "Brubeck Brothers Quartet: at Filoli Estate" reviewed by Bill Leikam


Brubeck Brothers QuartetFiloli EstateWoodside, CaliforniaAugust 23, 2013Six hundred fifty people streamed onto what had years before been a tennis court converted into an outdoor concert setting at the early 20th Century Filoli Estate, just south of San Francisco, California. Add to that the 50 volunteers and there were 700 people listening ...

Album

Live at Arthur Zankel Music Center

Label: Blue Forest Records
Released: 2012
Track listing: Track #1; Track #2; Track #3; etc.


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