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"Stravinsky said that composition is selective improvisation, meaning that the same kernel of an idea that you have up on the stand as a jazz musician is the same one you write down as a composer."

Grammy-nominated composer Chris Brubeck continues to distinguish himself as an innovative performer and composer.  An award-winning composer, he is clearly tuned into the pulse of contemporary music.  John von Rhein, music critic for The Chicago Tribune, calls Chris:  “a composer with a real flair for lyrical melody–a 21st Century Lenny Bernstein.” 

Dave Brubeck’s “Gates of Justice” at UCLA with Chris, Dan, and Darius Brubeck

Los Angeles, CA, February 26, 2023 | 4:00 PM

Dave Brubeck’s three sons will perform—for the first time, together—Brubeck’s monumental cantata Gates of Justice. Written by Brubeck after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., the work was designed to reflect and heal rifts between Black and Jewish communities. A pre-concert discussion between Darius Brubeck and Wall Street Journal critic Larry Blumenfield will be held at Schoenberg Hall at 2:30 p.m.

All That Jazz & More: Brubeck plays with Valdosta Symphony Orchestra

All That Jazz & More: Brubeck plays with Valdosta Symphony Orchestra

Read the full interview and article here.

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