Dave Brubeck

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Tonight! WRTI is throwing a birthday bash to celebrate the 98th anniversary of the birth of the legendary jazz artist Dave Brubeck.


Bob Perkins remembered the iconic jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck, when he died on December 5, 2012 at age 91—one day shy of his 92nd birthday.

April is Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM), so we're spotlighting albums that are the benchmarks of influence and popularity. Each week in April we'll highlight one album that deserves to be called classic. Dave Brubeck's Time Out is this week's timeless wonder.

10 Jazz Tunes That Remind You It's Spring!

Mar 28, 2018

It's too cold! It’s too hot! It’s really kind of feverish. Listen to a jazz riot of emotions. Here are 10 spring standouts curated by Jazz Director Maureen Malloy. Each, in no special order, has inspired hundreds of interpretations.

If you “Take Five” to listen to music “In Your Own Sweet Way,” then let’s call a Time Out and just say that you’re thinking of Dave Brubeck. Enough of you did to vote him your No. 3 Most Essential Jazz Artist.

Brushes with fame may be commonplace for those who work in the public eye, but, as WRTI’s Maureen Malloy reports, Bob Perkins has never been too far from the famous, even in the most unlikely of places.


Join BP with the GM this Sunday, December 6th starting at 9 am as he pays tribute to pianist and jazz innovator Dave Brubeck, on what would have been his 95th birthday. 

Dave Brubeck's Secret Revealed

Dec 1, 2015

December 6th is Dave Brubeck’s birthday, and WRTI’s Kile Smith looks at the secret behind the legacy of this giant of jazz. Along with leading his Quartet for decades, 1959’s Time Out was the first jazz album to sell a million copies, and from that, Paul Desmond’s “Take Five” was not only their biggest hit, it is still the biggest jazz single in history. But what about Dave Brubeck’s playing?


Dave Brubeck Was The Macklemore Of 1954

Jan 30, 2014

It's a two-part tribute to the great jazz pianists on Big Band Jazz. From Brubeck to Bud to Bill, you'll hear what happens when we put some brass to the keyboard classics.

Join me for the first of two parts airing this Sunday from 7 to 8 pm.

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