Brubeck Sidelined By Illness

Jazz legend Dave Brubeck has postponed concert appearances for a few weeks and canceled his April 3 performance at the Brubeck Festival in Stockton, Calif., citing a viral infection.

Brubeck, 88, is being treated at a Norwalk, Conn., hospital and expected to fully recover but was ordered by doctors to not travel, according the University of the Pacific, where the festival is scheduled.

The jazz pianist was to perform his classic 1959 album Time Out at his alma mater in honor of the 50th anniversary of the recording. But the show will still go on with eldest son Darius Brubeck filling in with the quartet.

“Dave is very disappointed that he is unable to travel to Stockton for the momentous event,” Russell Gloyd, Brubeck’s producer and conductor, said in a statement.

“However, he is very confident that his oldest son Darius will be able to make this a memorable concert and represent the spirit of Time Out as it was originally intended.”
Brubeck founded the Brubeck Institute, housed at UOP, in 2000 to further the musician’s legacy and lifelong dedication to music, creativity and education.