Jazz Pianist Dave Brubeck, 1920-2012
Sad news for jazz lovers today – pianist and composer Dave Brubeck died at the age of 91. Brubeck was incredibly prolific, and contributed to the music world enormously over his 60+ year careeer, helping to repopularize jazz and widen its appeal to a new generation of listeners. He was an important member of the music community, actively supporting the Jazz Foundation of America, whose aim is to preserve the homes, lives and legacies of aging jazz musicians, including those devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
The California-born musician died today of heart failure, just one day shy of his 92nd birthday.