IN THE NEWS:

Dave Brubeck

Kanye West, Mumford & Sons, fun., Jay-Z among top Grammy nominees

Kanye West is back in the Grammy nomination limelight for the second consecutive year, earning six nods along with fun., Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons and Frank Ocean. Kanye West is back in the Grammy nomination limelight for the second consecutive year, earning six nods along with fun., Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons and Frank Ocean.

"Take Five" jazz great Dave Brubeck dies

California-born jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck, whose "Take Five" recording with his quartet marked the first million-selling jazz piece, died Wednesday (12/5) of heart failure. California-born jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck, whose "Take Five" recording with his quartet marked the first million-selling jazz piece, died Wednesday (12/5) of heart failure.

New York's Blue Note club celebrates 30 years with jazz festival

The Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City will host more than 80 shows during the month of June as part of the inaugural Blue Note Jazz Festival. The Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City will host more than 80 shows during the month of June as part of the inaugural Blue Note Jazz Festival.

Bruce Springsteen, Dave Brubeck to receive Kennedy Center Honors

Bruce Springsteen and Dave Brubeck will be among those honored this year at the 32nd annual John F. Kennedy Center celebration of the arts. Writer, composer, actor, director and producer Mel Brooks; opera singer Grace Bumbry; and actor, director and producer Robert De Niro also will receive the Kennedy Center Honors of 2009, which will be celebrated with a star-studded gala Dec. 6 at the Kennedy Center Opera House, according to the center's website.

Dave Brubeck pulls out of namesake festival

Dave Brubeck has canceled his upcoming performance at the Brubeck Festival, an annual event held at his alma mater, the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. The 88-year-old jazz legend was hospitalized late last week with a viral infection, according to the university website. He is under observation at Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut and has been ordered by doctors not to travel.

More Monterey Jazz Festival recordings slated

The Monterey Jazz Festival's second collection of live CDs recorded at the renowned California music fest are scheduled to be released tomorrow (8/5).