Brubeck Birthday Concert to Go Forward as Tribute

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012  |  Updated 1:43 PM EDT
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WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 06: Dave Brubeck poses for photos on the red carpet before the 32nd Kennedy Center Honors at Kennedy Center Hall of States on December 6, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

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A concert that had been planned to celebrate the 92nd birthday of jazz legend Dave Brubeck will go on as scheduled on Thursday at Waterbury's Palace Theater.

Brubeck died on Wednesday in Norwalk.

Concert organizer Mike Gow said the musicians will turn the evening into a celebration of Brubeck's life.

Those scheduled to perform include Brubeck's son Darius; Richie Cannata, a saxophone player for Billy Joel; and Bernie Williams, the former New York Yankees outfielder and a jazz guitarist.

The concert will benefit Jazz'd 4 Life, a charity set up by Brubeck's daughter Catherine Yaghsizian. It is raising money to build a hospital in Haiti.

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