Eighty-nine today. Born in Concord (where else, you might ask ?!) , California.
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UPDATE: on the day of his 89th birthday, Brubeck was honoured along with Mel Brooks, Bruce Springsteen, Robert De Niro and Grace Bumbry at the 32nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors. Here’s the CNN coverage, with an affectionate tribute from Herbie Hancock. And here’s JazzTimes’ full account of the tribute to Brubeck
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