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Jazz Legend Dave Brubeck Has Pacemaker Surgery

BRIDGEPORT, CT (AP) – A spokesman for Dave Brubeck says the jazz pianist is recovering after surgery at a Connecticut hospital to install a pacemaker.

Russell Gloyd, Brubeck’s producer and conductor, says Brubeck’s doctors expect him to be ready to resume his concert touring schedule in November.

A spokesman for Brubeck’s alma mater, University of the Pacific, told The Hour newspaper of Norwalk that the 89-year-old Brubeck had the pacemaker surgery Monday after experiencing fatigue and dizziness at his home in Wilton, Conn.

Bridgeport Hospital spokesman John Cappiello said Brubeck was in fair condition early Thursday, but that medical privacy laws prevented him from disclosing more information.

Brubeck’s next concert is scheduled for Nov. 19 in Worcester, Mass.

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