The Music of Dave Brubeck presented by Victor Lin
Victor Lin, piano/violin; Joe Gilman, piano, plus
Stanford Jazz Workshop Faculty
Thursday July 22 | 7:30 PM | Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Tickets: $24 general | $14 students | TAKE 5!
Inside Jazz: To Brubeck and Back: A Master of 20th Century Jazz
Speaker: Victor Lin, 6:30 pm (free with concert ticket)
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Pianist Dave Brubeck's legendary career includes an impressive
list of "firsts." His 1959 album Take Five was the first jazz
recording to sell more than one million copies. He was the first jazz
artist to appear on the cover of Time magazine. During World War II
he formed one of the Armed Forces' first racially integrated bands.
Brubeck's prodigious body of work includes classic jazz tunes like "Blue
Rondo á la Turk," "The Duke," and "In
Your Own Sweet Way," as well as ballets, Broadway and opera scores,
liturgical music, and much more. His unique compositions often blend
jazz and classical styles and feature swinging grooves in unusual time
signatures. That Brubeck achieved such unprecedented popularity and
fame while constantly experimenting is a testament to his artistry
and gift for musical storytelling.
Described as "one of the foremost keepers of the flame in jazz
today" (Jack Kleinsinger, Highlights in Jazz), multi-instrumentalist
and educator Victor Lin is one of Stanford Jazz Workshop's most
dynamic performers. Playing either piano or violin, he delights audiences
with his infectious energy, creativity, and natural showmanship. His
tribute to the music of 1959 was a highlight of last year's Stanford
Pianist Joe Gilman, whom Brubeck himself called "one
of the greatest pianists I've ever heard," is the musical
director of the Brubeck Institute. The superb musicianship and creativity
of Lin, Gilman and other SJW faculty will give you a new appreciation
for the music written or inspired by Dave Brubeck, one of America's
most celebrated composers and a master of 20th century jazz.
Dave Brubeck – "Blue Rondo a la Turk"
Dave Brubeck – "Everybody's Jumpin'"
Dave Brubeck – "Pick Up Sticks"
Dave Brubeck performing "Take Five," 1966
Victor Lin Trio performing at Cobi's Place