Dan Brubeck Quartet performs in Whitefish

Happenings: Dan Brubeck Quartet

Band honors Brubeck family name

The Dan Brubeck Quartet comes to Whitefish Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the O’Shaughnessy Center in Whitefish.

The second youngest of Dave and Iola Brubeck’s six children, Dan has an extensive history of performing and recording alongside his famous pianist father Dave Brubeck and had long wanted to explore some of the songs and textual settings that his parents collaborated on over the years.

For over 60 years, Dave Brubeck was one of the most important jazz musicians in America, but not many knew just how heavily he relied on his wife Iola in his career. According to Dan, Iola was not just a key organizer of her husband's grassroots fanbase, she was also the lyricist of many of his songs. "No one really knew that she had written a lot of lyrics to these songs, and they were really beautiful lyrics and she was really well-respected in the music industry on a lot of levels," Dan Brubeck said.

Celebrating the Music and Lyrics of Dave & Iola Brubeck brings out hidden gems from the vault and dives joyously into some classic tunes, including well-known favorites Blue Rondo à la Turk, The Duke, In Your Own Sweet Way, and the classic Take Five
The Dan Brubeck Quartet also features some of the finest jazz players in the Vancouver, BC area.

Tickets are $35 with reserved table or regular seating with food and wine available for purchase. Tickets Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish, or by calling 862-5371.  Box office hours are from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before a performance.  Tickets can also be purchased online at www.whitefishtheatreco.org. This show is sponsored by JeanAnne Swope and Jim Mechem. A senior outreach concert for seniors, veterans, and adults with disabilities on October 2nd is sponsored by First Interstate Bank. Any organization that is interested in attending the outreach concert should call Gayle MacLaren at 862-5371.

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