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Brubeck Brothers bring jazz to Kent Spotlight Series April 6

Brothers Chris Brubeck, left, and Dan Brubeck will perform Friday, April 6 at the Kentwood Performing Arts Center in Covington. - COURTESY PHOTO
Brothers Chris Brubeck, left, and Dan Brubeck will perform Friday, April 6 at the Kentwood Performing Arts Center in Covington.
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The Brubeck Brothers Quartet brings an evening of jazz to Kent’s Spotlight Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 6 at the Kentwood Performing Arts Center, 25800 164th Ave. S.E. in Covington.

The Brubeck Brothers Quartet features Daniel Brubeck (drums) and Chris Brubeck (bass and trombone). Both are sons of legendary jazz pioneer Dave Brubeck. Guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb complete the dynamic quartet.

Although their music 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, according to a city of Kent media release. The group’s creativity, technique and improvisation can be heard in their uncompromising music, which reflects their dedication to melody, rhythm, culture and the spontaneous spirit of jazz.

Tickets are $28 for adults, $26 for seniors ages 55 and older and $20 for youth ages 25 and younger. Tickets are available at www.kentarts.com, by calling 253-856-5051 or at the Kent Commons (525 4th Ave. N.). Hours for phone and in-person sales are Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The box office is closed on Sunday.

In addition to their public performance, the Brubeck Brothers Quartet will conduct a workshop with the Kentwood High School jazz band as part of their stay in Kent. The educational activity is sponsored by Judy Woods.

Spotlight Series is presented by the Kent Arts Commission and Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services, and supported by the Washington State Arts Commission, 4Culture, and private sponsors. Additional funding for the Brubeck Brothers Quartet comes from the Denver-based Western States Arts Federation.

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