Brubeck Brothers Quartet

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2020 marks the Centennial Year of jazz giant Dave Brubeck. To celebrate his life and legacy, Dave’s sons Chris and Dan Brubeck, who performed and recorded with their father since the 1970s, curate a multimedia show with their own Brubeck Brothers Quartet.

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

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Chris and Dan Brubeck have been making music together practically all their lives.  Drummer Dan and bassist, trombonist, and composer Chris cut their first record together in 1966—nearly a half century ago. They’ve subsequently played a variety of styles in a number of different groups, as well as with their father, jazz giant Dave Brubeck, and with their own Brubeck Brothers Quartet. With Dan and Chris as the foundation, guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb, complete this dynamic quartet.  They perform at concert series, colleges, and jazz festivals across North America and Europe including the Newport, Detroit, Montreal, Playboy/Hollywood Bowl, and Monterey Jazz Festivals.

The Quartet’s last cd, TimeLine, celebrated Dave Brubeck’s famous 1958 State Department tour.  The CD received extensive airplay in major jazz markets across America and was a hit on the Jazz Week radio charts for five months.  The CD garnered dozens of stellar reviews, among them Dr. Judith Schlesinger of AllAboutJazz who wrote of TimeLine, “An exciting ride. These are magnificent players whose years together have forged a seasoned and well-oiled musical unit… Their joy in this playing, and each other, is audible.  Apart from its historic value—this is an exciting and varied outing, recorded crisply and with great warmth. The ‘Timeline’ it reflects is not just in years, but also in a legacy which—lucky for all of us—continues its powerful forward movement today.”

These versatile musicians also collaborate with or­chestras all across the U.S. as well as internationally. With Chris Brubeck’s compositions as a vehicle, the BBQ has performed with chamber/orchestral groups such as the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Russian National Symphony Orchestra and the Singapore Chinese Orchestra.

Although the Quartet’s style is rooted in “straight-ahead” jazz, their concerts reveal an inherent ability to explore and play odd time signatures while naturally integrating the influences of funk, blues and world music.The group’s creativity, technique and improvisation can be heard in their uncompromising music, which reflects their dedication to melody, rhythm, culture and the spontaneous spirit of jazz.

Damien Escobar

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

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Musician. Entrepreneur. Philanthropist. Humanitarian. Damien Escobar bears many titles and
puts no limits on what more he can achieve, making him one of the most prolific figures hailing
from Jamaica, Queens. The Emmy-winning, NAACP Image Award nominee, possesses a nearly
two-decade-spanning resume that includes billboard chart-topping albums, sold-out global
tours, collaborations with music legends, and more — an inspirational success story that started
with Escobar playing his violin on NYC subways. Proving his hustle, drive, passion and
unquestionable talent, are the pillars that hold up his ever-expanding brand.
Damien Escobar, the artist, found success early on in the duo ‘Nuttin’ but Stringz’ which he
created with his brother Tourie in 2003. After the duo won a talent contest at the Apollo Theater,
Damien went on to appear in the film Step Up. Nuttin but Stringz took third place in the 2008
season of America’s Got Talent, and later performed at the First Inauguration of Barack Obama
in 2009. The duo won two Emmy awards and eventually separated in 2012. Escobar launched
his solo career by performing at a series of high profile events including Russell Simmons’ Hip
Hop Inaugural Ball, the Indy Car 2012 Championships Awards Banquet, and the Food & Wine
Event in NYC. In 2013 he embarked on his first headlining tour, I Am Me, and released his solo
album “Sensual Melodies” which debuted on the iTunes Top 100 chart. Following the album’s
release, Damien was featured on many national news outlets including the ‘The Today Show’
and was also invited to perform for Oprah’s “The Life You Want” weekend tour. In 2017, Damien
released his sophomore album “Boundless” to much critical acclaim.
Damien’s entrepreneurial skills lead him to the worlds of writing, wine, design, and perfumery. In
2013 he penned and self-published an autobiographical children’s book titled “The Sound of
Strings.” Soon after the book was released he began designing and building his own line of
custom violins, all while establishing partnerships to develop wine and perfume lines. By 2019
he released his first signature fragrance, H2H, which sold out on the day of its release. Due to
the overwhelming success of H2H, Damien launched the follow-up line Awaken, in 2020.
As a philanthropist and humanitarian, Damien founded the Violins Against Violence Foundation
in 2007. He also continues to work with the VH1 Save the Music Foundation, UNICEF, and
Kennedy’s Cause, a charity that benefits children with lymphatic malformation. Escobar serves
on the Board of Directors for the Jamaica YMCA, and oversees a series of artistically driven
outreach programs for youth and young adults provided by The Glorial Gail Foundation.