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Renowned Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck dead at 91

Published on Dec 6, 2012 7:29 AM
Dave Brubeck sits next to a piano in Monterey, California, in this file image from Sept 22, 2007. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (AFP) - Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, whose experiments in rhythm and style helped win millions of new jazz fans around the world, died on Wednesday of heart failure, his manager said. He was 91.

Brubeck, who was a day away from his 92nd birthday, died in a hospital in Norwalk, Connecticut, manager Russell Gloyd told AFP.

Brubeck won a slew of awards over the course of a career that spanned more than six decades. He was still playing as recently as last year.

Brubeck played at the White House for presidents and visiting dignitaries, and was designated a "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress.

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