Legendary son and drummer Dan Brubeck has had his own varied, storied, innovative and prolific career in and around the jazz idioms, with a good deal of it having happened locally. Like his father, with whom he toured and recorded for years, Brubeck is a bit of a jazz iconoclast. Dave Brubeck stood apart from many jazz pianists because of his interest and training in serious music (studying, as did Burt Bacharach, under the great expat French composer Darius Milhaud).
Dan has stretched the definition of jazz in the same direction, often in the company of brother Chris and with such kindred spirits as the pianist Andy LaVerne in outfits like the Brubeck Brothers, and with the Woodstockcentric electro-fusion group the Dolphins. The Dolphins were populated by local jazz and fusion eminences such as guitarist Mike DeMicco, bassist Rob Leon and keyboardist and SUNY-New Paltz faulty member Vinnie Martucci.
On Saturday, June 25, the Rosendale Café welcomes the Dan Brubeck Quartet, featuring Brubeck, Mike DeMicco on guitar, Tony Foster on piano and Adam Thomas on bass and vocals. Admission costs $25. For more information, visit http://rosendalecafe.com. The Rosendale Café is located at 434 Main Street in Rosendale.