Dave Brubeck


Birthday December 6, 1920

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace Concord, CA

DEATH DATE Dec 5, 2012 (91)

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Cool jazz artist who was remembered for standards In Your Own Sweet Way, The Duke, and Take Five, his best-known recording.

Before Fame

He was told to go to the College of the Pacific's conservatory by his zoologist professor when it became clear that his heart wasn't in veterinary science. He was almost expelled from the conservatory because he couldn't read music.


He was known for his jazz improvisational skills. His album Time Out became one of the best-selling jazz albums in history.

Family Life

He married Iola Whitlock on September 21, 1942, and they had six children together.

Associated With

His longtime musical partner was Paul Desmond.