STOCKTON — The University of the Pacific will honor its famous alum Dave Brubeck, who died earlier this month at age 91, with two events:
On Thursday, speakers will share thoughts and memories of the jazz pianist and composer at 6 p.m. at Faye Spanos Concert Hall. There will also be a short performance of some of Brubeck's works by the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet. Blank books will be available where attendees can share their own memories and thoughts about Brubeck.
The exhibit "The Times of Dave Brubeck" will be on view in the William Knox-Holt University Library through Dec. 21. The exhibit focuses on Brubeck's contributions to jazz and classical music and his efforts to promote civil rights and international diplomacy.
Brubeck is best known for his popular jazz compositions in the 1950s and 1960s including the album "Time Out," which was the first jazz album to sell 1 million copies, and its hit "Take Five."