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Late Jazz Legend Dave Brubeck Served Pivotal Role
in the History of Music at Mills College

Oakland, CA–December 06, 2012 Jazz giant Dave Brubeck, who passed away December 5, 2012, enjoyed a long career of musical innovation with early roots at Mills College.

As a graduate student of music at Mills in the 1940s, Brubeck studied under the renowned Darius Milhaud, who encouraged Brubeck’s musical experimentation. Under Milhaud, the late Brubeck served a crucial role as a jazz visionary who is still revered as an important part of Mills’ music history.

Mills Professor of Music David Bernstein shares his insights on Brubeck’s collaborations at Mills College in this NBC Bay Area broadcast coverage of Brubeck’s passing:

NBC Bay Area KNTV-TV, December 5, 2012
“Reporter Stephanie Chuang Reports from Mills College on the Legacy of the Late David Brubeck”


Last Updated: 6/26/17