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Dave Brubeck received a posthumous tribute at the 2013 Grammy Awards.

Watch Dave Brubeck Was The Macklemore Of 1954

January 30, 2014 – Sixty years ago, a jazzman found himself in much the same position as a rapper did on Sunday night.

Dave Brubeck at Newport.

Listen Dave Brubeck Quartet On JazzSet WBGO

December 20, 2012 – JazzSet remembers the legendary pianist with a set from the 2009 Newport Jazz Festival. WBGO


Dave Brubeck at the 32nd Kennedy Center Honors.

Listen Dave Brubeck On Piano Jazz

December 7, 2012 – The legendary pianist and host Marian McPartland duet in "Just You, Just Me" in this 1997 session.


Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, whose recording of music by John Adams made our Top 10 of 2012.

Read Classical Crib Sheet: Top 5 Stories This Week

December 7, 2012 – What you want to know this week, from our ten must-hear albums to Brubeck's take on classical.

In a 1999 interview with Fresh Air's Terry Gross, Dave Brubeck talked about his decades in the music industry and his first love: rodeo roping.

Listen Celebrating The Life Of Jazz Pianist Dave Brubeck

December 7, 2012 – The jazz master died on Wednesday at age 91. He spoke with Terry Gross in 1999.


Dave Brubeck rehearses with the San Diego Symphony in 1995.

Watch Dave Brubeck: Beyond 'Take Five'

December 6, 2012 – The late pianist and composer took his craft to college kids, to churches and around the world.

Dave Brubeck performing on the pilot episode of a television program in 1965.

Read Remembering The Vital Force Of Jazz Pianist Dave Brubeck

December 5, 2012 – One of the most recognized and recognizable musicians of the postwar era has died one day shy of 92.


The Dave Brubeck Quartet.

Read Forgotten Gems From The Dave Brubeck Quartet

March 12, 2012 – Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews a few of the more obscure titles from Dave Brubeck's quartet.


Get the popcorn ready.

Read Jazz At The Movies: 5 Cinematic Covers WESA

February 16, 2011 – Hear songs from Cars, Pinocchio and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs reinterpreted by jazz musicians. WESA

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Listen Celebrating Jazz Pianist Dave Brubeck's 90th Birthday

December 3, 2010 – Fresh Air marks the jazz icon's milestone with a 1999 interview covering Brubeck's long career.


Dave Brubeck is the most-featured artist of all time at the Newport Jazz Festival.

Read Highlights From The 2009 Newport Jazz Festival

August 11, 2009 – Last weekend's festival packed in a dizzying array of talent, all performing in just 32 hours.

Listen Dave Brubeck Quartet: Newport Jazz Festival 2009 WBGO

August 9, 2009 – Brubeck led his quartet in a number of Duke Ellington standards at Newport. WBGO


Listen Dave Brubeck: An Unlikely Hit, 50 Years Strong

June 12, 2009 – In 1959, Brubeck shook up the notion of rhythm in jazz with an odd-metered song called "Take Five."


Listen Dave Brubeck: Composing Ansel Adams

April 2, 2009 – Brubeck aims to bring musical emotion to Ansel Adams' iconic photography with a new piece.


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