Friday, September 24, 2010

Dave Brubeck cancels St. Louis concert

This just in: Pianist Dave Brubeck (pictured) has canceled his St. Louis performance that had been scheduled for Sunday, October 17 at the Sheldon Concert Hall. Here's the text of the news release StLJN received from the Sheldon:
"Due to health reasons, Dave Brubeck has been advised by his doctors to avoid travelling and performing at this time, and therefore must cancel his appearance at The Sheldon on October 17.

Ticket buyers may request a refund for the face value of their tickets at the point of purchase. Tickets purchased via phone or internet will be automatically refunded. If purchased in person at a MetroTix outlet or in person at the Fox Theatre Box Office, please return tickets to the point of purchase.

For more information, contact The Sheldon at 314-533-9900 during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m."
Brubeck, who will turn 90 on December 6, was in St. Louis most recently in 2008 to perform at the Sheldon.

UPDATE - 5:30 p.m., 9/24/10: Shortly after this item was posted, another Brubeck-related news release arrived at StLJN HQ from the We Always Swing series in Columbia. Unsurprisingly, Brubeck has canceled his October 16 appearance there, too, as well as the rest of his fall tour dates. Here's hoping the venerable pianist is feeling better soon...

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