Thanks to Andrea A. Lunsford for underwriting this special Global Harmony event!
Housing for the Brubeck Brothers Quartet graciously provided by sponsor Coasting Home, Inc.
In the Spring of 1958, the Dave Brubeck Quartet embarked on an ambitious tour of Europe and Asia sponsored by the U.S. State Department. The tour was part of a “cultural ambassador” program in which the U.S. government sent prominent American musicians abroad to promote American arts and culture during the Cold War. Sixty years later, Chris and Dan Brubeck, who performed with their father later in his career, celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Jazz Diplomacy Tour. Joined by guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb, the Brubeck Brothers Quartet celebrate Dave Brubeck’s career and legacy.
Enjoy Tapas Bar with a glass of sangria or a Corona !
Tickets sold separately (purchase by April 27) & guarantees early seating!
The Brubeck Brothers Quartet is an exciting jazz group featuring two members of one of America’s most accomplished musical families, Dan Brubeck, drums, and Chris Brubeck, bass and trombone. Guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb complete this dynamic quartet.
The quartet’s latest CD “Timeline”, will be out just in time for the tour. This recording includes freshly re-arranged tunes written by Dave at the time of the 1958 tour as well as compelling new originals by the BBQ.
The Brubeck Brothers have performed at concert series, colleges and jazz festivals across North America and Europe including the Newport, Detroit, Ravinia, Las Vegas, Sedona, Spokane & Monterey Jazz Festivals. Their hour-long concert at Sierra Nevada Brewery BBQ has been broadcast on the nationally syndicated program: “Sierra Center Stage.” The BBQ was chosen to kick off the New Year a few years ago with an hour-long, coast-to-coast live broadcast on “Toast of the Nation” on National Public Radio. Their Koch release, “Classified,” earned rave reviews from All About Jazz: “Once again the BBQ attains that rarefied level where music is both relaxed and expressive, and their joy in its creation is contagious. There’s really nothing out there that comes close to their unique brand of inventiveness.”
These versatile musicians also collaborate with orchestras, and in 2006 ignited the Salt Lake City Jazz Festival by playing with the Utah Symphony, conducted by Keith Lockhart. With Chris Brubeck’s compositions as a vehicle, the BBQ has joined with chamber groups to collaborate with musicians from the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Russian National Symphony Orchestra.
The Brubeck Brothers Quartet’s debut Koch recording, “Intuition,” impressed the national jazz media and spent several weeks in the top ten radio charts while earning enthusiastic reviews from JazzTimes, Downbeat, Boston Globe and many other respected publications. “Intuition was measure for measure one of the hardest swinging sets of the year.” (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Although the 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. 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.
Tickets are $28 advance; $5 more day of concert (buy your tickets early!).
Children and young people ages 17 & under are $20 in advance, $5 more day of.
Small plates Tapas Bar with sangria or Corona sold separately, $25 in advance, plus $10 day of, purchase by April 27.
For advance purchase, visit Brown Paper Tickets. To purchase in person,
visit the Gualala Arts Center or Dolphin Gallery in Gualala.