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Fillius Jazz Archive Celebrates Dave Brubeck's 100th Birthday


One of the jazz greats who recorded two interviews with Fillius Jazz Archive Director Monk Rowe was performer, composer, and humanitarian Dave Brubeck whose 100th birthday is being celebrated Sunday, Dec. 6. Brubeck’s original work ranges from solo piano compositions to oratorios for choir and symphony orchestra.

Jonathan Sills ’22 performs Take Five

“Take Five,” one of Brubeck’s most recognizable pieces is also one of the Hamilton Jazz Ensemble’s favorites played here by saxophonist Jonathan Sills ’22. “Take Five” was originally recorded by The Dave Brubeck Quartet in June 1959.

In celebration of Brubeck’s centennial, Fillius Jazz Archive Director Monk Rowe will screen the archive interviews, conducted in 2001 and 2011, at the Other Side on Wednesday, Dec. 9, and will reflect on his legacy.

A transcript of the 2001 interview with Brubeck can be found on the Jazz Archive website.

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