SEARCY, Ark. – Harding University will host the Brubeck Brothers Quartet Thursday, Jan. 23 as part of the 2019-20 Arts and Life Performance Series. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium and will include music and video clips honoring jazz legend Dave Brubeck.
The quartet’s style is rooted in “straight-ahead” jazz; however, their concerts also reveal an inherent ability to explore and play odd-time signatures while naturally integrating the influences of funk, blues and world music.
Since cutting their first record together in 1966, the Brubeck Brothers have performed at concert series, colleges and jazz festivals across North America and Europe including the Newport, Detroit, Montreal and Monterey jazz festivals. The quartet musicians also collaborate with orchestras all across the U.S. as well as internationally, including performing with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra and the Russian National Orchestra. The Brubeck Brothers last CD, LifeTimes, was a hit on the jazz week radio chart where it made the top 10 list as one of the most played jazz recordings of the year.
The Seattle Times praised the group and their last CD saying, “The playing that takes place on LifeTimes – the wondrous combination of swing, melodic majesty, masterful arrangements and a truckload of truly inspirational solos – just adds a vibrancy and color to songs I thought I knew and loved on a deep level. It turns out that there was still plenty of depth I could have discovered. I just needed someone to point the way, and that is exactly what these four gentlemen have done through LifeTimes.”
Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Groups of five or more can purchase tickets for $5 each. For more information, visit harding.edu/artsandlife or call 501-279-4343. For other Harding events and free or low-cost services available to the public, visit harding.edu/community.