His sons, Dan and Chris Brubeck, have continued the family tradition, performing together along with Mike DeMicco and Chuck Lamb as the Brubeck Brothers Quartet.
On Oct. 18, the Brubeck Brothers Quartet will be celebrating their father's legacy with a special performance at the Park Theatre in Cranston.
Considered one of the foremost exponents of cool jazz, Dave Brubeck was a musical pioneer whose unique style ranged from refined to bombastic thanks to unparalleled improvisational skills, the use of unusual time signatures, and superimposing contrasting rhythms, meters and tonalities. In 1951, he organized the Dave Brubeck Quartet and began performing regularly at San Francisco’s Black Hawk nightclub and touring college campuses where he gained a loyal following and national popularity.
Today, the Brubeck Brothers Quartet, featuring Dan Brubeck on drums, Chris Brubeck on bass and trombone, guitarist Mike DeMicco, and pianist Chuck Lamb, has become one of the country’s most exciting jazz groups. Celebrating the revolutionary music of Dave Brubeck, the quartet carries on his legacy while performing concert series at colleges and jazz festivals across North America and Europe. Their creativity, technique and improvisation reflect not only their dedication to the spontaneous spirit of jazz, but also honor the foundation of cool jazz established by their father.
The Brubeck Brothers Quartet will take the stage at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 18 to perform the popular repertoire of their father. Tickets are $25 and $30 and available by calling the Box Office at (401) 467-7275 or online at www.ParkTheatreRI.com. Discounts are available for seniors and students. The Park Theatre is located at 848 Park Avenue, Cranston, RI 02910. Free parking is available for all shows.