Dave Brubeck Honored


  From left: Clint Eastwood, Dave Brubeck, and Berklee President Roger H. Brown.
  Courtesy of Monterey Jazz Festival



On Sunday, September 20, jazz piano legend Dave Brubeck received Berklee's honorary doctor of music degree onstage at the 52nd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival. Clint Eastwood, who received a Berklee honorary doctorate in 2007, and Berklee President Roger H. Brown presented Brubeck with the award just prior to the festival's final show, at which Brubeck performed. The concert marked the 50th anniversary of the release of Brubeck's seminal album Time Out that contained the watershed tracks "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo á la Turk."