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George Wein Remembers Dave Brubeck

Dec. 6, 1920-Dec. 5, 2012

Dave Brubeck performing with Wynton Marsalis at CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival 2010
George Wein

Dave Brubeck was my friend, but our friendship transcended the normal relationship between an artist and a promoter. This was because of Dave and his wife, Iola, and their feelings of love and respect that enveloped my wife, Joyce, and all of my staff at Festival Productions, Inc., and the Newport Jazz Festival who had the privilege of working with Dave. Dave and Iola personified elegance and grace.

You see, Dave had respect for his family, respect for his friends, respect for the people he worked for and who worked for him, respect for his musicians and, above all, respect for the public who loved his music.

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