Dave Brubeck (1920–2012), designated a “Living Legend" by The Library of Congress, was one of the most active and popular musicians in both the jazz and classical worlds.

Dave’s career spanned over six decades, and his experiments in odd time signatures, improvised counterpoint, polyrhythm and polytonality remain hallmarks of innovation.



Dave Brubeck 100 is the world-wide celebration of the 100th birthday of Dave Brubeck, the jazz composer, pianist, cultural ambassador, and visionary musician, which will take place on December 6, 2020. On this page you will find resources to help you discover and program Brubeck's works, in addition to news of Centennial events around the world and tools to help you promote your events.


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The Real Ambassadors

Streaming now through March 31, 2021, this new film, co-presented by the Louis Armstrong House Museum and the Forum for Cultural Engagement through the U.S. Embassy of Moscow, celebrates the 60th Anniversary of "The Real Ambassadors" Columbia recording with a full concert-version featuring performances shot in the homes of both Armstrong and Brubeck.

"The Real Ambassadors" was written by Dave and Iola Brubeck all about how Louis Armstrong was America’s first Cultural Ambassador for the United States. This jazz musical addressed racism in America, the music business, and the power of music to bring us all together.

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Visit the Compositions and Jazz Works pages to explore more of Dave’s music!

Brubeck Living Legacy

The Brubeck Family is pleased to announce the formation of Brubeck Living Legacy with the goal of promoting awareness, interest and the understanding of jazz and its role in American and international culture. Brubeck Living Legacy  plans to provide support to live concerts and educational opportunities that recognize the contributions of Dave and Iola Brubeck, and others, to modern American music, the civil rights movement and to the community of musicians worldwide.