Dave Brubeck Awarded 'Lifetime Achievement Award' By BBC
July 13, 2007 at 5:45 AM (PT)
Jazz legend DAVE BRUBECK received the BBC Jazz "Lifetime Achievement Award" today. In the historic live simulcast, THE DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET performed "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo" from the SIRIUS SATELLITE studios in ROCKEFELLER PLAZA NEW YORK accompanied by the BBC ORCHESTRA at THE MERMAIN THEATRE in LONDON. The award was presented by SIR JOHN DANKWORTH to BRUBECK’s son, DARIUS BRUBECK, in LONDON.
Previous BBC Jazz Lifetime Achievement Award recipients have included QUINCY JONES, OSCAR PETERSON, GEORGE MELLY and GEORGE SHEARING.