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Jazz icon and Bay Area son Dave Brubeck dies at 91

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The icon of West Coast jazz who translated his Bay Area upbringing and development as a musician to international acclaim, died today in Connecticut. He was 91. Born in Concord, he studied both at Mills College in Oakland and at what is now the University of the Pacific in Stockton and then recorded for Berkeley-based Fantasy Records, helping to forge the Bay Area’s sound during the 1950s. Obit: LA Times

Above: That’s Brubeck at the piano with the Dave Brubeck Quartet performing “Take the ‘A’ Train,” at a 1966 concert in Germany.


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