Jazz Series presents:
Friday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m.
The Brubeck Brothers Quartet
at the Gualala Arts Center
It's spring, and the Brubeck Brothers Quartet returns for another concert. Last year's sold out performance is still the talk of the town, so be sure you don't miss this return engagement. The date is Friday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are now on sale for $25 advance, any left will be $30 at the door.
The Brubeck Brothers Quartet is an exciting and talented jazz group, consisting of four versatile musicians - two of them members of one of America's most notable musical family - sons of the famous Dave Brubeck. Dan (drums and percussion) and Chris (bass, trombone and piano) have received international recognition for their extraordinary music abilities.
They are joined by longtime friend and phenomenal jazz guitarist, Mike DeMicco, who has been with the group since 1980. The quartet is rounded out with various musicians they enjoy playing with together. Among them is Taylor Eigsti, an 18 year old piano prodigy who is making quite a stir in the musical world these days. Taylor can also be heard on the BruBros latest recording "Intuition."
In performance with symphony orchestras or in the solo/concert format, the Brubeck Brother Quartet presents a unique blend of original compositions, jazz standards, and Dave Brubeck classics, providing a glimpse into the future of jazz while honoring the jazz tradition.
The Quartet's CD, entitled "Second Nature" contains many of the pieces that the group performs in concert, and includes a cut from a live broadcast with a fiery extended drum solo by Dan. The cover art is from a painting depicting life in a Balinese village, where life revolves around unpredictable bursts of creativity, measures of discipline, and an unspoken faith in the magic of inspiration and art. That could easily describe what it was like for Chris and Dan growing up in the Brubeck household, where performance art was a way of life.
Gualala Arts Center is really looking forward to their return.
The Gualala Arts Center is located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information.