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Dave Brubeck

Biography

Cool jazz musician who was simply remembered for criteria WITHIN YOUR OWN Sweet Method, The Duke, and Take Five, his best-known saving. He was informed to visit the College from the Pacific’s conservatory by his zoologist teacher when it became apparent that his center wasn’t in veterinary research. He was nearly expelled in the conservatory because he couldn’t read music. He was known for his jazz improvisational abilities. His album PERIODS became among the best-selling jazz albums ever sold. He wedded Iola Whitlock on Sept 21, 1942, plus they had six kids jointly. His longtime musical partner was Paul Desmond.

Quick Facts


Full Name Dave Brubeck
Date Of Birth December 6, 1920
Died December 5, 2012, Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
Place Of Birth Concord, CA
Profession Pianist
Education University of the Pacific, Conservatory of Music, University of the Pacific, Mills College
Nationality American
Spouse Iola Whitlock
Children Chris Brubeck, Darius Brubeck, Matt Brubeck, Dan Brubeck, Catherine Brubeck Yaghsizian
Parents Howard "Pete" Brubeck, Elizabeth Brubeck
Siblings Howard Brubeck, Henry Brubeck
Awards Kennedy Center Honors, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album
Music Groups The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Nominations Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition
Movies All Night Long, Jazz Icons: Dave Brubeck: Live in '64 & '66, City Series: San Francisco, Dave Brubeck: Take Five in a Quartet, Brubeck Returns to Moscow, Ordeal by Innocence, Joe Morello: Drum Method 1: The Natural Approach to Technique, Not My Life
TV Shows The Blues
Star Sign Sagittarius

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#Fact
1One of the five winners of the 2009 Kennedy Center Honors. Other 2009 winners were Bruce Springsteen, Robert De Niro, Mel Brooks, and Grace Bumbry.
2Younger brother of Howard Brubeck.
3He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1716 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
4Winner of the first Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Diplomacy, given by the US Department of State, in April 2008.
5He is a pianist, band leader, and composer.
6He was awarded American National Medal of the Arts in 1994 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C.
7He is the composer of a large body of work both jazz and classical, and after more than 60 years he continues to perform worldwide.
8Studied with composer Darius Milhaud. Brubeck's son, Darius Brubeck, in named for him.
9His 6 children include 4 musicians, Darius, Chris, Dan and Matthew.
10Received Honorary MFA 1946 from Mills College, Oakland, California. There is a statue of him in the College's Music Department.
11Father of Darius Brubeck, Chris Brubeck, Dan Brubeck and Matthew Brubeck.
12Graduated from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. The Conservatory at UOP holds special concerts every year as part of their Brubeck festival, and there is a Brubeck institute at the University of his works.
13Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1986.
14"Take Five" (1959) was his biggest selling single.
15Jazz pianist.
16Born at 6:35pm-PST


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jack Irish2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Great Everything & the Nothing2016performer: "Take Five"
Better Call Saul2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
The 50 Year Argument2014Documentary performer: "Take Five"
Bi no tsuboTV Series writer - 1 episode, 2013 performer - 1 episode, 2013
Silver Linings Playbook2012writer: "Unsquare Dance"
1 noyabrya 2008. Foto-vecherinka2009Documentary short performer: "Take Five" / writer: "Take Five"
The Blind Side2009writer: "Unsquare Dance"
The Missing Person2009writer: "In Your Own Sweet Way"
The SopranosTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2001
Inland Empire2006writer: "Three to Get Ready and Four to Go"
Wedding Crashers2005writer: "Blue Rondo A La Turk" 1959
The West Wing2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
The BluesTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Närvarande2003Documentary performer: "Blue Rondo à la Turk" / writer: "Blue Rondo à la Turk"
Six Feet Under2002TV Series 1 episode
Livshunger2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Woman Chaser1999writer: "Autumn in Washington Square"
You Don't Look 40, Charlie Brown!1990TV Special documentary performer: "Benjamin" / writer: "Benjamin"
DerrickTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1989 writer - 1 episode, 1989
American Masters1989TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Hannah and Her Sisters1986performer: "I Remember You"
Police Academy1984performer: "Crazy Chris"
Mensen zoals jij en ik1983TV Series performer - 1 episode
Next Stop, Greenwich Village1976writer: "Three To Get Ready", "Blue Rondo A La Turk"
Une Femme Mariée1964writer: "Three to Get Ready", "Le jazz et la java"
All Night Long1962writer: "It's a Raggy Waltz", "Blue Shadows On The Street" uncredited
Jazz Casual1961TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Sound of Miles Davis1959TV Movie writer: "The Duke"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
City Series: San Francisco2013Short
Die Martins-Passion2004Documentary
Blue Rondo2000Short
Oliver's Travels1995TV Mini-Series 5 episodes
This Is America, Charlie Brown1988TV Mini-Series 1 episode
Ordeal by Innocence1984
Do Not Fold, Staple, Spindle, or Mutilate1967
Mr. Broadway1964TV Series 1 episode

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Constantine2005musician: "Take Five"
Beyond the Notes: Live2004Video composer: song "Unsquared Dance"
Diet Coke with Lemon Celebrates 40 Years of Laughter: At the Improv2002TV Movie documentary composer: song "Blue Rondo a la Turk"
This Is America, Charlie Brown1988TV Mini-Series musician - 1 episode
Ordeal by Innocence1984musician

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Find Your Groove2017Documentary filmingHimself
In Good Time: The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland2011DocumentaryHimself, Pianist
Dave Brubeck: In His Own Sweet Way2010TV Movie documentary
Music2010DocumentaryHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2009TV SpecialHimself
The Anatomy of Vince Guaraldi2009Documentary
Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs of Joy & Peace2008TV MovieHimself
Wisdom2008Video documentaryHimself
Dave Brubeck: Live in '64 & '662007VideoHimself
Sierra Center Stage2006TV SeriesHimself - Piano
Die Martins-Passion2004DocumentaryHimself
The Blues2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Rediscovering Dave Brubeck2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Monterey Jazz Festival: 40 Legendary Years1998Video documentaryHimself
A Celebration of America's Music1998TV SpecialHimself
The 38th Annual Grammy Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
American Masters1989TV Series documentaryHimself
Great Vibes! Lionel Hampton & Friends1982TV MovieHimself
All You Need Is Love1977TV Series documentaryHimself
Omnibus1976TV Series documentaryHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1972-1975TV SeriesHimself - Musician
Musikladen1974TV Series
Timex All-Star Swing Festival1972TV SpecialHimself
Music on 21970TV SeriesHimself
The Bell Telephone Hour1968TV SeriesHimself - Pianist
Jazz 6251964TV SeriesHimself - music performance
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1963-1964TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The World of Benny Goodman1963TV MovieHimself
The Lively Ones1962TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1955-1962TV SeriesPianist / Jazz Combo Leader / Himself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHimself - Musician
All Night Long1962Himself - Piano
The Twentieth Century1961TV Series documentaryHimself
Jazz Casual1961TV SeriesHimself, piano
The Robert Herridge Theater1960TV SeriesHimself
The Dave Brubeck Show1960TV MovieHimself - Pianist
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1958TV SeriesHimself - Jazz Pianist
Music 551955TV Series documentaryHimself
The Colgate Comedy Hour1955TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
Playboy: The Party Continues2000TV Movie documentaryHimself

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#Quote
1One of the reasons I believe in jazz is that the oneness of man can come through the rhythm of your heart. It's the same anyplace in the world, that heartbeat. It's the first thing you hear when you're born - or before you're born - and it's the last thing you hear.
2'Take Five'. There's a certain piece that if we don't play, we're in trouble.
3I'm beginning to understand myself. But it would have been great to be able to understand myself when I was twenty, rather than when I was eighty-two.


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