Dave Brubeck – The Legend and His Legacy

Dr. Simon Rowe, Director of The Brubeck Institute

Talk plus piano performance

Friday, May 1, 7:00 p.m.

Arts Center

$10 advance, $5 more day of talk, youth 17 and under admitted free with adult.

Simon RoweWhale & Jazz Festival logoSlide show and talk about Dave Brubeck’s impact on 20th century western culture and all aspects of his legacy by Australian-born Simon Rowe.

In addition to being the Director of The Brubeck Institute, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, Rowe is an accomplished jazz pianist who will perform selected Brubeck compositions as part of this special evening.

Dave Brubeck
Dave Brubeck
Dr. Simon Rowe
Dr. Simon Rowe

Brubeck’s long-time bassist, Eugene Wright, the only living member of the famous quartet’s “Take Five” years, will speak to the audience via audio or Skype about the historic “Good Will Ambassador Tours” of the ’50s that spanned the globe. Sponsored by the U.S. State Department, these tours introduced the uniquely American jazz sound to audiences around the globe.


Tickets are $10 advance; $5 more day of event.
Children and young people ages 17 & under are admitted free with adult.

For advance purchase, visit Brown Paper Tickets. To purchase in person,
visit the Gualala Arts Center or Dolphin Gallery in Gualala.