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Brubeck Brothers

Aug 13, Saturday - 5pm
Hammer Theatre Stage

Sons of jazz giant Dave Brubeck, Chris and Dan Brubeck have been making music together practically all their lives. Although their 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.

Drummer Dan and bassist, trombonist, and composer Chris cut their first record together in 1966— more than a half century ago. They’ve subsequently played a variety of styles in a number of different groups, which included work with their father and with their own Brubeck Brothers Quartet. With Dan and Chris as the foundation, guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb complete this dynamic quartet. The group’s creativity, technique and improvisation can be heard in their uncompromising music, which reflects their dedication to melody, rhythm, culture and the spontaneous spirit of jazz.

The Brubeck Brothers perform at concert series, colleges, and jazz festivals across North America and Europe, including the Newport, Detroit, Montreal, Playboy/Hollywood Bowl, and Monterey Jazz Festivals. These versatile musicians also collaborate with orchestras all across the U.S. as well as internationally.

With Chris Brubeck’s compositions as a vehicle, the Brubeck Brothers have performed with chamber/orchestral groups, such as the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Russian National Symphony Orchestra and the Singapore Chinese Orchestra. The Quartet’s latest CD, TimeLine, celebrates the legacy of Dave Brubeck’s famous 1958 State Department tour.

Drummer Dan and bassist, trombonist, and composer Chris cut their first record together in 1966— more than a half century ago. They’ve subsequently played a variety of styles in a number of different groups, which included work with their father and with their own Brubeck Brothers Quartet. With Dan and Chris as the foundation, guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb complete this dynamic quartet. The group’s creativity, technique and improvisation can be heard in their uncompromising music, which reflects their dedication to melody, rhythm, culture and the spontaneous spirit of jazz.

The Brubeck Brothers perform at concert series, colleges, and jazz festivals across North America and Europe, including the Newport, Detroit, Montreal, Playboy/Hollywood Bowl, and Monterey Jazz Festivals. These versatile musicians also collaborate with orchestras all across the U.S. as well as internationally.

With Chris Brubeck’s compositions as a vehicle, the Brubeck Brothers have performed with chamber/orchestral groups, such as the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Russian National Symphony Orchestra and the Singapore Chinese Orchestra. The Quartet’s latest CD, TimeLine, celebrates the legacy of Dave Brubeck’s famous 1958 State Department tour.