Selkirk College welcomes the Dan Brubeck Quartet


Submitted by: 

Kirsten Hildebrand


Dan Brubeck, renowned jazz drummer and a member of one of America’s most notable musical families will be performing at Selkirk College’s Shambhala Music and Performance Hall on Monday, September 25.

The Dan Brubeck Quartet features vocal talent of Adam Thomas, also on bass, with saxophonist Anton Schwartz and pianist Tony Foster. Based in Vancouver, the quartet recently appeared at Kaslo Jazz Etc Festival.

“It’s not an exaggeration when I say that we were completely spoiled by this incredible group of performers. The audience was engaged and hanging on every note,” says Paul Hinrichs, Jazz Etc Festival’s executive director. “The performance was clean, very professional and really the highest quality of jazz we could ask for at the festival.”

High praise follows Brubeck who has received critical acclaim worldwide for The Brubeck Brothers Quartet 2012 CD release Lifetimes. He is renowned for his drumming style, distinctive solos and mastery of polyrhythms. The son of famous pianist Dave Brubeck, Dan has extensively performed and recorded with his father. 

While in Nelson, members of the Dan Brubeck Quartet will be conducting workshops with Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology students. Brubeck worked professionally while in his teens, mentored at the Berklee College of Music.

The public can catch this tender and timeless performance at the Shambhala Performance Hall at 7:30 pm on September 25. Doors open at 7 pm. Tickets are available for $20 at Otter Books in Nelson.

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