Awards & Winners

Dave Brubeck

Date of Birth 06-December-1920
Place of Birth Concord
(Contra Costa County, California, San Francisco Bay Area, United States of America, Area code 925)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Dave Bruebeck, David Brubeck, Brubeck, Dave, Dave Bruback, David Warren Brubeck, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, David Warren Brubeck
Profession Bandleader, Composer, Jazz Pianist, Musician, Film Score Composer
David Warren "Dave" Brubeck was an American jazz pianist and composer, considered to be one of the foremost exponents of cool jazz. He wrote a number of jazz standards, including "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "The Duke". Brubeck's style ranged from refined to bombastic, reflecting his mother's attempts at classical training and his improvisational skills. His music is known for employing unusual time signatures, and superimposing contrasting rhythms, meters, and tonalities. His long-time musical partner, alto saxophonist Paul Desmond, wrote the saxophone melody for the Dave Brubeck Quartet's best remembered piece, "Take Five", which is in 5/4 time and has endured as a jazz classic on one of the top-selling jazz albums, Time Out. Brubeck experimented with time signatures throughout his career, recording "Pick Up Sticks" in 6/4, "Unsquare Dance" in 7/4, "World's Fair" in 13/4, and "Blue Rondo à la Turk" in 9/8. He was also a respected composer of orchestral and sacred music, and wrote soundtracks for television such as Mr. Broadway and the animated miniseries This Is America, Charlie Brown.

Awards by Dave Brubeck

Check all the awards nominated and won by Dave Brubeck.


Nominations 2012 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition Music Of Ansel Adams: America
(Temple University Symphony Orchestra)


Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album
Honored for : Songs of Joy & Peace
(Producer, Engineer/Mixer, Artist)
Kennedy Center Honors

Nominations 2009 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album Songs of Joy & Peace


Nominations 1961 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Grammy Award for Record of the Year Take Five