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Concerts from the Library of Congress: Pick of the Week

Week of August 21, 2020

This Pick of the Week features Dave Brubeck. On October 1, 2003, the acclaimed jazz pianist and composer received the Library of Congress Living Legend Award to recognize his creative contribution to American cultural life. On that day, his quartet performed a fantastic concert in the Coolidge Auditorium. In this edition, we include another true gem, a 2008 interview with his wife, Iola Brubeck, in which she discussed her career as a lyricist, manager, secretary, and wife of Dave Brubeck. We hope you enjoy it.

Pick of the Week - August 21, 2020

Dave Brubeck Quartet (performance date: October 1, 2003)

Legendary jazz pianist-composer whose work embodies "the optimism and spirit of this uniquely American music" leads his famed quartet and six gifted young musicians of the Brubeck Institute joined by the Institute's artistic director, bassist Christian McBride.

Conversation with Lyricist Iola Brubeck (event date: Oct. 30, 2008)

Denise Gallo, Head of Acquisitions and Processing in the Library of Congress Music Division, conducts a conversation with lyricist Iola Brubeck, wife of famed jazz musician Dave Brubeck.

Jazz Digital Collections and Resources at the Library of Congress