June 25, 2016
The Cafe welcomes this exceptional jazz quartet, featuring Dan Brubeck on drums, Mike DeMicco on guitar, Tony Foster on piano, and Adam Thomas and bass and vocals.
Dan is a renowned jazz drummer, with Adam and Tony being regular members of the Dan Brubeck Quartet. They are joined by Mike DeMicco, virtuoso guitarist and longtime member of the Brubeck Brothers Quartet.
“Dan turned in one of the most masterful and inspiring performances I have ever witnessed.” –Modern Drummer Magazine
Dan Brubeck is a renowned jazz drummer, and a member of one of America’s most notable musical families. He is the son of legendary American jazz icon Dave Brubeck, and the rhythmic force behind the highly successful Brubeck Brothers Quartet, whose CDs have consistently been at the top of the jazz radio charts. Dan’s recent CD with the Dan Brubeck Quartet, “Celebrating the Music of Dave and Iola Brubeck”, is Juno-nominated for best jazz vocal album of 2016.
Dan was producer and drummer for the 1993 Grammy nominated Trio Brubeck album, and performed in the 1996 annual Grammy Award Ceremony as well as The 2009 Kennedy Center Honors. Dan has toured the international music circuit since his early teens, as the leader of his own groups, and as a featured soloist with many of the world’s top symphonies, pop and jazz artists. Dan has recorded and toured the world extensively with Dave Brubeck.
Dan’s original drumming style, distinctive solos, and his mastery of polyrhythms have earned him the respect of critics worldwide.
“Dan’s extended drum solo adds a display of drama, potency and virtuosity…” –Downbeat Magazine
About The Dan Brubeck Quartet’s New CD
The Dan Brubeck Quartet is an internationally recognized group that resides in Vancouver, British Columbia. Their recent CD, “Celebrating the Music of Dave and Iola Brubeck”, features the talents of Adam Thomas on vocals and bass, Tony Foster on piano, and Steve Kaldestad on saxophone. It is Juno-nominated for best jazz vocal album of the year.
This live CD pays homage to the music and lyrics of Dave and Iola Brubeck. The group draws from some of the most recognizable Brubeck standards, to more obscure songs that are representative of the life and work of Dave and Iola’s 70 year partnership.
Dan and Adam searched through the Brubeck archives and picked the songs with lyrics that resonated the best for Adam’s unique, soulful voice. The music has been overwhelmingly well received by audiences and critics alike.
“This (recording)…does honor to the music of the Brubecks. It’s good to hear these classics presented here with love and vitality.” –George Fendel, Jazz Society of Oregon
“There are some great love stories in the music business, but none greater — or longer�lasting — than Dave and Iola Brubeck… a labor of love on many levels, and it shows.” –James Hale, Downbeat Magazine
“With heartfelt devotion, drummer/composer Dan Brubeck pays tribute to his parents… with his new, consummately crafted, unpretentious release. The album shines well-merited limelight on the largely unsung but gifted Iola Brubeck.” –Owen McNally, WNPR
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