The Pend Oreille Arts Council welcomes the Brubeck Brothers, an exciting jazz quartet featuring the gifted sons of legendary jazz musician Dave Brubeck, to the community this week.
The quartet will perform on stage at the Panida Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19.
“We are thrilled to wrap up our 2021-22 performing arts season with these incredible and iconic artists,” said POAC Executive Director Tone Lund. “Music fans of all ages at Sandpoint are in for a treat!”
Dan Brubeck (drums) and Chris Brubeck (bass and trombone) carry the name of one of America’s most accomplished musical families, joined by guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb to form this dynamic quartet.
Brothers Chris and Dan have been making music together virtually their entire lives, recording their first record together in 1966, nearly half a century ago. They went on to play a variety of styles in a number of different bands, as well as with their father, cool jazz giant Dave Brubeck, and with their own Brubeck Brothers Quartet, the BBQ!
They perform at concert series, colleges, and jazz festivals across North America and Europe, including Newport, Detroit, Montreal, Playboy/Hollywood Bowl, and Monterey Jazz Festivals. The quartet’s latest CD, “LifeTimes”, was a hit on the Jazz Week radio charts where it made the Top 10 as one of the most played jazz recordings of the year.
The Sandpoint High School Jazz Band, under the direction of Aaron Gordon, is delighted to welcome the Brubeck brothers to the high school for a special workshop the morning of the show. SHS Band members will also receive tickets to the evening show at Panida as part of POAC’s Ovations educational program.
Although the quartet’s style is rooted in “straight-ahead jazz”, their concerts reveal an inherent ability to explore and play with uncanny time signatures while naturally incorporating influences from funk, blues and world music. The band’s creativity, technique and improvisation can be heard in their uncompromising music, which reflects their dedication to the melody, rhythm, culture and spontaneous spirit of jazz.
Advance tickets are recommended for this show. All “BBQ” tickets are $27, available at the POAC office, online at artinsandpoint.org, or by phone at 208-263-6139. Doors open at the Panida Theater at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.