March 14, 2023
7:30 PM
Civic Center Music Hall


Canterbury reprised jazz legend Dave Brubeck’s celebration mass for the first time in 15 years, artfully combining elements of jazz and classical music. Featuring the Brubeck Brothers Quartet performing a complete set, then joining Canterbury Voices on Brubeck’s To Hope! — this concert was a joyful, jazzy celebration! This was the final concert performance at the Civic Center Music Hall with Artistic Director Dr. Randi Von Ellefson on his Farewell Season!


Chris and Dan Brubeck have been making music together practically all their lives. Drummer Dan and bassist, trombonist, and composer Chris cut their first record together in 1966— more than a half century ago. They’ve subsequently played a variety of styles in a number of different groups, as well as with their father, jazz giant Dave Brubeck, and with their own Brubeck Brothers Quartet. With Dan and Chris as the foundation, guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb, complete this dynamic quartet. They perform at concert series, colleges, and jazz festivals across North America and Europe including the Newport, Detroit, Montreal, Playboy/Hollywood Bowl, and Monterey Jazz Festivals.

The Quartet’s last cd, TimeLine, celebrated Dave Brubeck’s famous 1958 State Department tour. The CD received extensive airplay in major jazz markets across America and was a hit on the Jazz Week radio charts for five months. The CD garnered dozens of stellar reviews, among them Dr. Judith Schlesinger of All About Jazz who wrote of TimeLine, “An exciting ride. These are magnificent players whose years together have forged a seasoned and well-oiled musical unit … their joy in this playing, and each other, is audible. Apart from its historic value — this is an exciting and varied outing, recorded crisply and with great warmth. The “Timeline” it reflects is not just in years, but also in a legacy which — lucky for all of us — continues its powerful forward movement today.”    Read more



This concert is made possible in part, by Devon Energy and the Collaborative Orchestra Services Fund.