Jazz Composer, Pianist Dave Brubeck Dies » Obit Brubeck

This Dec. 6, 2005 file photo shows jazz pianist Dave Brubeck at his piano as he celebrates his 85th birthday on stage at London's Barbican Hall after a performance with the London Symphony Orchestra. Brubeck, a pioneering jazz composer and pianist died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 of heart failure, after being stricken while on his way to a cardiology appointment with his son. He would have turned 92 on Thursday. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, file)

This Dec. 6, 2005 file photo shows jazz pianist Dave Brubeck at his piano as he celebrates his 85th birthday on stage at London’s Barbican Hall after a performance with the London Symphony Orchestra. Brubeck, a pioneering jazz composer and pianist died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 of heart failure, after being stricken while on his way to a cardiology appointment with his son. He would have turned 92 on Thursday. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, file)

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