Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Dave Brubeck, pianist, composer, and groundbreaking musician

1 of 9

Legendary jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, sits at his piano as he celebrates his 85th birthday on stage at London's Barbican Hall, Tuesday Dec. 6, 2005. Brubeck performed on stage with the London Symphony Orchestra.

ALASTAIR GRANT/AP

2 of 9

American pianist Dave Brubeck applauds the solo part of his saxophonist Robby Millitello, during a concert of the 39th Antibes-Juan-Les-Pins Jazz Festival, 22 July 1999.

Vanina Lucchesi/AFP

3 of 9

Jazz great Dave Brubeck poses at the keyboard in Detroit's Orchestra Hall Nov. 3, 1995. Brubeck continues actively to perform and compose as he approaches his 75th birthday on Dec. 6. His concert to benefit the Detroit Symphony was so successful that Brubeck was hired to return for four concerts with the orchestra in 1996.

Tom Pidgeon/CP

4 of 9

Jazz legend Dave Brubeck rehearses at Sirius Satellite Radio studios in New York, Thursday July 12, 2007. He will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award during the BBC 2007 Jazz Awards in London today as he participates via satellite from Sirius.

RICHARD DREW/AP

Story continues below advertisement

5 of 9

Jazz legend Dave Brubeck pose during rehearsals at Sirius Satellite Radio studios in New York, Thursday July 12, 2007. He will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award during the BBC 2007 Jazz Awards in London today as he participates via satellite from Sirius.

RICHARD DREW/AP

6 of 9

This 1956 file photo shows Dave Brubeck, American composer, pianist and jazz musician.

AP

7 of 9

Jazz musician Dave Brubeck plays piano during the California Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony reception in Sacramento, California December 15, 2008.

HO/REUTERS

8 of 9

87-year-old jazz legend Dave Brubeck performs at the Four Seasons Centre in Toronto Monday, June 25, 2007, as part of the Toronto Jazz Festival.

Tim Fraser/The Globe and Mail

9 of 9

87-year-old jazz legend Dave Brubeck, left, performs with sax player Bobby Milatello at the Four Seasons Centre in Toronto Monday, June 25, 2007, as part of the Toronto Jazz Festival.

Tim Fraser/The Globe and Mail

Report an error