Wilton Library's Brubeck Collection Launches Interactive Digital Archive with Exciting Events

Article Contributed by Shore Fire Media | Published on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

One of the world’s premier jazz archives, The Brubeck Collection at Wilton Library, is thrilled to announce the launch of its extensive 22,000+ item interactive digital archive. This unprecedented event marks the first time this invaluable collection will be accessible to the public worldwide.

Discover Jazz Legend Dave Brubeck

Visitors to Wilton, Connecticut, can delve into the rich legacy of jazz legend Dave Brubeck through an array of unreleased music, rare photographs, posters, and more. From the iconic jazz single "Take Five," the best-selling jazz single of all time, to insights into Brubeck’s family life and his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, the Brubeck Collection offers a comprehensive look at the life and work of this musical pioneer.

Event Details:

Wilton Library - Brubeck Room
137 Old Ridgefield Rd, Wilton, CT 06897

The Music of the Dave Brubeck Octet: Restored and Reimagined
June 15, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Celebrate the Brubeck Collection with a historic jazz concert that brings Dave Brubeck’s most famous arrangements back to life. Led by saxophonist Jon De Lucia and his all-star jazz octet, including Grammy-winning musicians, this event will feature the music of The Dave Brubeck Octet, originally formed in the 1940s. This group, composed of Brubeck and his fellow composition students at Mills College, was known for exploring groundbreaking musical concepts like polytonality and odd meters.

Jazz Post-1959: Diverging Paths
June 18, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join Professor Gil Harel (PhD, Brandeis University) for an enlightening discussion on the divergent paths taken by jazz artists post-1959, a pivotal year in jazz history. The talk will focus on the careers and musical evolution of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Dave Brubeck, highlighting their unique contributions to the genre.

For More Information:

Visit the Wilton Library website for additional details on the events and the digital archive. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore and celebrate the remarkable legacy of Dave Brubeck.

Wilton Library’s Brubeck Collection offers a rare glimpse into the world of one of jazz’s most influential figures. Join us for these special events and experience the magic of Brubeck’s music and life.


Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Rd
Wilton, CT 06897