Tue March 26, 2024
Jazz Album Tributes Volume IX: Dave Brubeck's "TIME OUT" ft. The Chris White Quartet

The Chris White Trio

Show: 8:00 pm Doors: 7:00 pm
$15.00 - $120.00
Ages 21 and Up
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Jazz Album Tributes Volume IX: Dave Brubeck's "TIME OUT" ft. The Chris White Quartet


$15 General Admission Seat / Reserved Table Avaialble 

Originally from Toronto, Chris White has gained recognition as a leader with the albums Young at Heart and Tributaries. At home in a host of genres and settings, he has made his name as a go-to freelance pianist, arranger and accompanist in the Chicago area. His performance credits include the Chicago Jazz Festival, The Jazz Showcase, The Green Mill, Winter’s Jazz Club, Cliff Bell’s, Catalina Jazz Club, Feinstein’s/54 Below (NYC) and The Jazz Kitchen, among others. Chris is an in-demand educator as well, teaching piano, theory and ensembles at Lake Forest College, North Park University and North Central College. He earned his Master’s in Jazz Studies at Indiana University’s prestigious Jacobs School of Music, studying with the late renowned educator David Baker, and went on to complete his DMA in Jazz Performance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has studied piano with Barry Harris, Joanne Brackeen and Hal Galper among other greats, and performed with Miguel Zenón, Ira Sullivan, Jamey Aebersold, Oliver Nelson, Jr. and many more

The Dave Brubeck Quartet was, quite simply, the most famous and commercially successful jazz combo of the 1950s and 1960s. The group and its individual members (Brubeck on piano, Paul Desmond on alto saxophone, Joe Morello on drums beginning in 1956, and Eugene Wright on bass from 1958) routinely won the popularity polls of magazines such as “Down Beat” and “Playboy.” The Quartet toured extensively, performing frequently in every corner of the United States.

The recording sessions for “Time Out” took place in New York on June 25, July 1, and August 18, 1959. Dave Brubeck’s eldest son, Darius, characterized the intent of the album as experimental and “entirely dedicated to the working out of a particular musical idea”—namely, the use of meters and rhythms that were not common in jazz. The marketing executives at Columbia opposed the project, predicting commercial failure because its music was thought to be unsuitable for dancing. Moreover, “Time Out” included abstract art on its cover (a painting by the eminent graphic designer S. Neil Fujita) rather than the usual depiction of the Quartet or its leader, and it contained only original compositions as opposed to tried-and-true standards. Because of this initial resistance to his creative vision, Brubeck was especially proud of the album’s sales figures. By 1963 it had achieved gold record status (500,000 units), and it reached double platinum (two million)—nearly unheard-of for jazz—in 2011.

  Grab dinner before the show at BABYGOLD BARBECUE (link to restaurant website)

Or enjoy full service dining inside the club when doors open.


There is rather limited street parking in the area, we recommend arriving by rideshare, bicycle, or rickshaw.  



21+, minors admitted with guardian

The Chris White Trio