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ASU invites you to spend an evening with the Brubeck Brothers

January 09, 2004

TEMPE, Ariz. – The popular Keys to the Future music event, hosted by ASU’s Herberger College of Fine Arts, will present An Evening with the Brubeck Brothers All-Star Quintet on March 5 at the Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix.

The fundraiser will headline two talented sons of legendary Dave Brubeck – Chris and Dan – with three of their favorite jazz musicians.

“This group continues the Keys event’s tradition of excellence, combining an evening of great talent with the satisfaction of helping support the music of tomorrow,” says J. Robert Wills, Dean of the Herberger College of Fine Arts. “Those attending this year’s event will be treated to the kind of jazz that is hard to find and easy to enjoy.”

Chris, who plays bass, trombone, piano; and Dan, who plays drums and percussion; continue the tradition of one of America’s most prominent jazz families. They have been featured on the Today Show, the Tonight Show, BBC specials and the nationally syndicated PBS Jazz in America. Joined by Joel Brown (guitar and vocals), Peter “Madcat” Ruth (harmonica and vocals) and special guest Earl Weatherwax (piano), the Brubeck Brothers All-Star Quintet will present a unique blend of original compositions and Brubeck classics.

Tickets for the Keys to the Future event are $250 and $500 per person and include valet parking, cocktail reception, dinner and performance. Dress is cocktail attire. An Evening with the Brubeck Brothers All-Star Quintet begins with a 6:30 p.m. hosted cocktail reception, followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. The performance by the Brubeck Brothers All-Star Quintet will commence at 9 p.m. The deadline for reservations is Feb. 24. For more information, contact the Herberger College of Fine Arts Development Office at (480) 965-8562.

Keys to the Future is an initiative to raise $1.2 million to pay for the purchase of pianos for the college’s School of Music. Previous events have featured pianist Roger Williams, singer and actor Rosemary Clooney, composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch, and pianist Peter Nero.

WHAT: An Evening with the Brubeck Brothers All-Star Quintet
WHEN: 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 5
WHERE: The Ritz-Carlton, 2401 East Camelback Road, Phoenix
TICKETS: $250 and $500 per person
INFORMATION: 480-965-8562
MEDIA CONTACT ONLY: Jennifer Pringle, 480-965-8795;

The School of Music in the Herberger College of Fine Arts at Arizona State University is ranked 19th in the country and eighth among public institutions by U.S.News & World Report. More than 100 music faculty artists and scholars work with approximately 800 music majors each year in research, performance and scholarly activities. It presents approximately 700 concerts and recitals each season. To learn more about the School of Music, visit

Media Contact:
Jennifer Pringle