"There's a way of playing safe, there's a way of using tricks and there's the way I like to play which is dangerously where you're going to take a chance on making mistakes in order to create something you haven't created before."
He was a musical legend who never lost his human touch. He was a groundbreaking musician whose innovation dazzled the world, but whose dedication to social justice and human rights forever changed it. He was a first in many ways, but always the last to draw attention to his own achievements. From a childhood spent on the ranches of the Central Valley, to his student days wandering the halls of University of the Pacific, to the extraordinary career that spanned decades and continents with equal audacity, Dave Brubeck led a life that took chances and created a sound and a legacy that the world had never seen before.
Explore this section to learn more about Dave’s remarkable life and accomplishments.