Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play to Perform at CU Tuesday, October 21

For Immediate Release: 
Sep 30 2008

CONTACT: Anita Moody, Director, Public Relations/Marketing

Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play to Perform at CU Tuesday, October 21

Athens, W.Va. – Concord University’s Artist Lecture Series presents Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play Tuesday, October 21, 2008, at 8 p.m. in the Alexander Fine Arts Center Main Auditorium.

Chris Brubeck, Joel Brown and Peter “Madcat” Ruth are the performers that make up the group, Triple Play. The trio performs a wide variety of music from jazz, folk and blues to pop, classical and funk. Their most recent CD, “Classified,” received fantastic reviews. Their blend of classical and jazz music was described as “brilliant.”

The group’s lead performer is Chris Brubeck, son of piano legend Dave Brubeck. Brubeck plays the bass, trombone and piano. Some of Brubeck’s compositions have been performed by a variety of famous musicians, including the Aspen Wind Quartet, Bobby Womack and Patti La Belle.

Joel Brown plays the acoustic, classical and slide guitar. He has performed on NBC’s “The Today Show” and appeared as a soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra as well as other orchestras across the U.S.

Peter “Madcat” Ruth is best known for playing the harmonica and has been noted as one of the most versatile harmonica players in the world. He also plays the jaw harp, ukulele, kalimba, high-hat and tambourine.

Triple Play has traveled across the country performing countless classics. John Nicholas, Garden Stage manager of the Monterey Jazz Festival, described their performance saying, “Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play wowed the crowd at the Garden Stage of the Monterey Jazz Festival this year. Everyone who walked by just had to stop and listen to the great sounds.”

Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and $2 for non-Concord students. No reservations are needed for this event.

For more information on this or other events taking place in the Alexander Fine Arts Center contact the box office at 1-304-384-5101 or by e-mail at


PHOTO: Triple Play

CONCORD UNIVERSITY NOTES: Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison at 1-304-384-6086 if special assistance or help is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.

Mariya Mihova and Samona King, Concord University students, wrote this press release. Mariya’s hometown is Verna, Bulgaria, and Samona’s hometown is Charles County, Md.