Family and friends celebrate Dave Brubeck's life

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NEW YORK (AP) — Dave Brubeck's family and musician friends have paid tribute to the jazz legend's life and music at a special celebration held at a New York City cathedral.

The jazz pianist and composer died Dec. 5, a day before his 92nd birthday, and a private funeral was held near his home in Wilton, Conn., that month.

The Saturday afternoon celebration was the only family sponsored tribute. About 2,000 people turned out to hear performances of Brubeck compositions by such jazz stars as Chick Corea, Branford Marsalis, Paquito D'Rivera and Roy Hargrove as well as Brubeck's four musician sons.

His wife of 70 years says the hundreds of letters she's received since his death often "expressed the deep joy his music had brought" to people all over the world.

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