I really liked Dave Brubeck as a kid. His music reminds me of a special time in my youth and discovery of music. My older borthers and sister turned me on to it as a youngster. I studied clarinet as a kid and learned in a little more depth about music than a casual listener. This music was unusual as it had different tones and different rhythms.
West coast or cool jazz perked my ears up as a young teen who lived in Boston and Cambridge area, a big jazz area even then.
By the time I was old enough to attend concerts (1966-1969), places like Paul's Mall came into their own. My money went towards seeing folks singers like Tom Rush, etc. and Club 47 and rock concerts at the Music Hall and the defunct Tea Party.
A bit later on, in the early '70s, I started going to hear live jazz at Berkley school concerts and Inman Sq. Cambridge jazz clubs.
However, all that being said, I never saw him and regret it.