Dave Brubeck

Dave Brubeck

On Tuesday night December 29th on CBS, there will be the 32nd Annual Kenny Center Honors 2009 Ceremony, the ceremony was held on December 6th in Washington D.C.

One of the Honorees this year, will be Dave Brubeck, who actually began playing piano by the age of 4, and at 14 was playing regular gigs. Since then his career has taken on world wide status, with The Library of Congress deeming him a “Living Legend.” With his standards including “In Your Own Sweet Way” and “The Duke.” The Dave Brubeck Quartet’s defining masterpiece, Time Out is recognised as one of the most rhythmically innovative albums in jazz history.

With the single “Take Five” which was written by a long time musical partner, an alto saxophonist Paul Desmond, and Time Out then became an unexpectedly huge success, and has been seen as a jazz classic becoming a best seller ever since.

The annual event which recognises contributors to American culture through performing arts, dance, music, theater, opera, motion picture and television, will also be honoring the likes of Mel Brooks, Grace Bumbry, Robert De Niro, and Bruce Springsteen.

With President Obama and Vice President Biden in attendance, viewers will also be spoilt with performances by Jack Black, Aretha Franklin, Sting, Meryl Streep along with many others.

With such esteemed performers it will defintely be one to watch, as seeing the likes of Robert De Niro and also Bruce Springsteen, gaining honors for their input into what most of us have grown up on, can only be enjoyable.

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