Jazz On The Move: A Tribute to Dave Brubeck Featuring Bruce Dudley

The popular jazz performance and education series Jazz on the Move returns to the Frist Center after a January performance at Lipscomb University honoring the great composer Jimmy Van Heusen. Each installment of the series features a lecture and performance highlighting a major figure or period in jazz history.  Presented by Nashville’s top jazz artist/educators, the series offers audiences world class music as well as an opportunity to learn more about jazz. 


March 10 - A Tribute to Dave Brubeck Featuring Bruce Dudley

Jazz lost one of its giants last December when pianist and composer Dave Brubeck passed away at the age of 92. Brubeck was one of the most popular and innovative figures in jazz. With a career that spanned over six decades, his experiments in odd time signatures, improvised counterpoint, polyrhythm and polytonality remain hallmarks of innovation.  His world tours and appearances on college campuses gave jazz a mass appeal in the 1950's and 60's. "Time Out" became the first jazz album ever to sell over a million copies, and "Take Five" is perhaps the most recognizable jazz composition in history.

Throughout his career Brubeck experimented with interweaving jazz and classical music.  He performed as composer-performer with most of the major orchestras in the United States and with prestigious choral groups and orchestras in Europe and America.  

One of Nashville's premier jazz pianists and educators, Dr. Bruce Dudley is eminently qualified to present and discuss the music of this American jazz master. You'll learn about Brubeck's life and music and hear some of his most famous tunes. Bruce will be joined by Denis Solee (saxophone), Roger Spencer (bass), and Chris Brown (drums).

The programs take place on a series of Sunday afternoons. All performances are at 3:00 pm in the auditorium at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, Nashville, Tenn. This year's series is again presented with generous support from the Frist Foundation. Performances in the series are free and open to the public.


Those attending Jazz on the Move will be able to visit the Frist's exhibits free of charge, and will also receive discounted parking. 

For more on the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, visit www.fristcenter.org


Mark your calendars for upcoming events in the 2013 JOTM Series: 

April 28 - Music of Wes Montgomery Featuring Geary Moore

May 10 - John Coltrane's Blue Trane Featuring Don Aliquo