Dave Brubeck on Jazz Diplomacy Behind the Iron Curtain by Blank on Blank published on 2012-05-22T20:57:39Z "We played 12 concerts in Poland. Underground meetings and underground concerts...we didn’t understand how we could be that important. We had no clue that we were helping people break away from Communism." ~ jazz legend Dave Brubeck Today we have an interview Brubeck gave on stage during the Litchfield Jazz Festival. He’s speaking with John Dankosky, the host of Where We Live, a show that airs on WNPR in Connecticut. It’s a remarkable story: Brubeck fighting communism with jazz. So here it is. Dave Brubeck remixed. This is Blank on Blank. Interviewed by: John Dankosky, host of WNPR's "Where We Live" Fall 2008 // Live at the Litchfield Jazz Festival For more of John Dankosky’s interview with Dave Brubeck and other "Where We Live" broadcasts, visit WNPR.org. Host & Executive Producer: David Gerlach Producer: Amy Drozdowska Music Credit: Dave Brubeck live at the 2008 Litchfield Jazz Festival Photo Credit: "The Great Dave Brubeck" by CJ Peters via Flickr See photos of Brubeck's early days, read the transcript, and discover more unheard interviews at http://blankonblank.org/interviews/dave-brubeck-on-fighting-communism-with-jazz/.