Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Kennedy Center Honors

I am watching the Kennedy Center Honors and Dave Brubeck was just honored. The actual ceremony took place on Dec 6, his 89th birthday. During one of the segments, a group of military musicians started playing "Take Five," ending it with a little of Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue." They then played "Blue Rondo a la Turk" and Brubeck's 4 sons all joined in the fold, having solos and cycling through some other songs as well. The coolest thing for me, was before the next time they played "Rhapsody in Blue," the whole group played "Happy Birthday" with jazz chords. It was great!

Happy Birthday, Dave.
Congratulations to all the Kennedy Center Honorees.

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