Dave Brubeck


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Musician, Keyboardist, Songwriter

Dave Brubeck played Baldwin Pianos for most of his long career. As a classically trained performer, he added poly-rhythmic concepts to jazz. Among his most celebrated recordings is the world famous “Take Five.” While he never caught the teaching bug, he was greatly influential on countless performers and musical professors who have been inspired by his blend of the classical techniques and the feel of jazz. Mr. Brubeck symbolized the high art of music and has thus given jazz a great deal of its needed respect. As a supporter of musical education, he appeared and performed for musical causes around the world.