The Brubeck Brothers Quartet performance scheduled for this Saturday, Nov. 5 has been sold out for a while. But just yesterday, the Wilton Library led off its weekly email newsletter with an announcement that a second show had been added to the evening, opening up the much-in-demand event to twice the number of excited fans. The announcement read:
“Due to overwhelming demand and thanks to the generosity of the performers, a second set of Hot & Cool Jazz: The Brubeck Songbook featuring The Brubeck Brothers Quartet, Hilary Kole & Michael Bourne has been added for Saturday, Nov. 5 at 9 p.m.. Seats for this second performance are very limited; click here to reserve a seat or be added to the waitlist.”
As of late Wednesday evening, registration was still open for that second performance.
Musicians Chris and Dan Brubeck, sons of jazz giant Dave Brubeck, head a versatile band (with Mike DeMicco and Chuck Lamb) in concert with the celebrated Manhattan singer-pianist Hilary Kole and Michael Bourne of WBGO Jazz88.3 (the most popular jazz radio station in the New York City area.) They will be performing a collection of some of Dave and Iola Brubeck‘s most famous, as well as some lesser-known, songs. In addition, Chris, Dan, Hilary and Michael will share some behind-the-scenes stories of the music and the history behind it.
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. They’ve played a variety of styles in a number of different groups, as well as with their father and their dynamic Brubeck Brothers Band, with guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb. 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.
Hilary Kole is a beloved staple in the New York City jazz scene and world-renowned as a multi-faceted concert hall and symphony performer. She began her career at the legendary Rainbow Room and has performed in such venues as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Birdland and Town Hall, as well as the Montreal, Umbria and Nairn jazz festivals. She debuted at the Oak Room as co-writer and star of the acclaimed revues Our Sinatra and Singing Astaire.
Michael Bourne has been a presence on WBGO since 1984. He has hosted the popular Singers Unlimited and Afternoon Jazz programs for many years and is a theater critic for the WBGO Journal. He and Hilary Kole are frequent collaborators.
There will be a reception before the concert. Suggested donation is $10 per person. The evening is funded by the William and Karen Tell Foundation with special thanks to Ed and Catherine Romer and Chris & Tish Brubeck. Advance registration is strongly suggested. Pre-registrants should arrive by 8:50 p.m. to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 8:50 p.m. if space is available. To register, sign up on the Wilton Library website or call 203.762.6334.