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Lost Bennett/Brubeck White House Recording to Be Released

1962 performance for the Kennedys was thought lost

Tony Bennett and the Dave Brubeck Quartet at the White House 1962
Tony Bennett and members of the Dave Brubeck Quartet at the White House 1962
Tony Bennett in the early '60s

A previously unreleased album featuring Tony Bennett and Dave Brubeck, recorded at the White House, will be released May 28 by RPM/Columbia/Legacy Recordings. Previously thought lost, the recording presents the complete performance from the White House Seminar American Jazz Concert, held on August 28, 1962.

According to a press release, “With the Washington Monument as the evening’s backdrop–the show was moved from its original Rose Garden location to the larger Sylvan Theater grounds nearby to accommodate the crowd. The concert was an end-of-summer event thrown by the John F. Kennedy White House for college students who’d been working as interns in the nation’s capital.”

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