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Brubeck, David Warren (Dave)

Born: 1920 AD
Currently alive, at 94 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Composers, Pianists


1920 - He was born on the 6th of December in Concord, California.

1942 - After graduating from the University of the Pacific, Brubeck was drafted into the army and served overseas in George Patton's Third Army during the Battle of the Bulge.

1944 - Brubeck met Paul Desmond. He played in a band, quickly integrating it and gaining both popularity and deference.

1954 - He was featured on the cover of Time Magazine, the second jazz musician to be so honored.

1960 - Dave Brubeck was the program director of WJZZ-FM radio.

         - He achieved his vision of an all jazz format radio station along with his friend and neighbor John E. Metts, one of the first African Americans in senior radio management.

1980 - Brubeck converted to Catholicism, shortly after completing the Mass To Hope which had been commissioned by Ed Murray, editor of the national Catholic weekly Our Sunday Visitor.

1996 - He received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

2006 - Brubeck was awarded the University of Notre Dame's Laetare Medal, the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics, during the University's Commencement.

         - He performed "Travellin' Blues" for the graduating class.


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