1973: Dave Brubeck at his residence and recording studio in New York City, United States. (Photograph by Michael Tighe/ Donaldson Collection/ Getty Images)

The life and legacy of Dave Brubeck

The jazz world is celebrating the centenary of the late, great American pianist and pioneer of cool who was an iconic composer with strong ties to South Africa.

July 1979: The Dave Brubeck Quartet play at London’s Alexandra Palace with Dave Brubeck on piano, Jerry Bergonzi on tenor saxophone, Chris Brubeck on bass guitar and Randy Jones on drums. (Photograph by Denis Williams, National Jazz Archive/ Heritage Images/ Getty Images)

The Brubecks, jazz and the fight for justice

The Brubeck family of musicians has a long history in South Africa. They supported the cultural boycott during apartheid and started the jazz programme at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.