Brubeck Documentary to be Screened at GRAMMY Museum
"Dave Brubeck: In His Own Sweet Way," a new documentary that aired on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) on Brubeck's 90th birthday last month, will be rebroadcast Feb. 8 on KCET, the largest independent public television station in the United States. KCET is based in Southern California.
The movie also will be screened at The GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles on Jan. 31. That showing will be followed by a concert by the award winning Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet, a group of students who study at the Brubeck Institute at University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif. Brubeck graduated from Pacific in 1942 and is involved in the instructions offered at the Brubeck Institute.
The screening is being presented in conjunction with University of the Pacific's Brubeck Institute and KCET.
"Dave Brubeck: In His Own Sweet Way" was directed by Bruce Ricker, with actor and Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood serving as executive producer. Pacific Professor Patti McCarthy served as co-producer of the film. Ricker has directed and produced several documentaries, including "Straight, No Chaser," an acclaimed film about pianist Thelonious Monk.
"It is an honor to have the GRAMMY Museum, along with KCET and the University, show this documentary about Dave Brubeck," Ricker said. "Brubeck is an American icon who raised awareness of the Civil Rights Movement, helped break down cultural barriers in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, and revolutionized music by introducing new rhythms and ideas into jazz and classical performances."
"Dave Brubeck: In His Own Sweet Way" takes a look at Brubeck's career, from his earliest days to his most recent works. The film focuses on his relationship with his wife, Iola, and his family and how they have influenced him over the years. It includes comments from Clint Eastwood, George Lucas, Bill Cosby, Yo-Yo Ma, Sting, Walter Cronkite, Jamie Cullum, Keith Emerson, David Benoit, and others.
The movie, which is narrated by Alec Baldwin, aired on TCM on Dec. 6, 2010, Brubeck's 90th birthday. The GRAMMY Museum airing will take place at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 in the 200-seat Clive Davis Theatre. The event is free but RSVP's are required as seating is limited. RSVP's can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Museum members will receive priority seating.
The KCET airing of the documentary will be at 9:30 p.m. Feb. 8. KCET is broadcast through Los Angeles, Kern, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Riverside, Orange and San Bernardino counties. It is the second most-watched public television station in the United States and reached more than four million viewers. Check your local cable and satellite listings to find what channel the station is on.