Brubeck exhibit opens today
Vail, CO, Colorado
VAIL – Today marks the beginning of the Vail Jazz Festival’s summerlong celebration of jazz icon Dave Brubeck, with the opening of “The Times of Dave Brubeck,” a free exhibit open to the public and hosted by the Vail Jazz Foundation and the town of Vail.
Best known as a jazz pianist and a prolific composer, Brubeck has expanded the boundaries of jazz and integrated it into classical music, all the while inspiring generations of performers and audiences with his prodigious talent. The 91-year-old jazz master has been designated a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress.
“The Vail Jazz Foundation feels extremely honored to have the opportunity to pay homage to this great American artist,” said Vail Jazz Foundation Executive Director Robin Litt.
Chronicling the outsized impact of this jazz legend, the exhibit will be on display from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at the Visitors Center in Vail Village through the end of August. This tribute focuses on Brubeck’s musical and cultural accomplishments, through documents, photographs and audio clips. The town of Vail’s Wednesday Art Walks will begin at the Brubeck exhibit each week throughout the summer. The exhibit, on loan from the University of the Pacific, will also be on display over Labor Day weekend outside the Vail Marriott’s Grand Ballroom.
Continuing the Vail Jazz Foundation’s Brubeck celebration, the Brubeck Brothers Quartet (featuring two of Dave’s sons) will kick off the Jazz @ Vail Square summer series at 6 p.m. on July 5. Additionally, as an element of the jazz festival’s Labor Day Weekend Party, Aug. 31 will feature Grammy-winning arranger, composer and pianist Bill Cunliffe’s multi-media tribute to Dave Brubeck, using classic video, narrative and a live performance of Brubeck’s music. Visit http://www.vailjazz.org to learn more.
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