STOCKTON – A House resolution honoring jazz great Dave Brubeck has been introduced by a local congressman.
Rep. Jerry McNerney today introduced the resolution honoring Brubeck for his contribution to music.
“Dave’s contributions to music, jazz, and the arts have had a tremendous impact here in Stockton and around the world. I’m proud to introduce this resolution recognizing his contributions and talents,” McNerney said in a statement from his office.
Brubeck died Dec. 5, a day before his 92nd birthday, of heart failure. The internationally known jazz pianist and composer was an alumnus of the College of the Pacific, now known as the University of the Pacific. The Brubeck Institute on the Stockton campus and a street on the edge of the campus are named in his honor.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he started a band and continued a musical career that continued into his later years.
McNerney’s resolution was cosponsored by Reps. George Miller (CA), Jim Himes (CT), Barbara Lee (CA), John Garamendi (CA), Edolphus Towns (NY), Raul Grijalva (AZ), John Lewis (GA), Danny Davis (IL), and Hank Johnson (GA).
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