Brubeck, who was one day short of his 92nd birthday, died of heart failure, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Brubeck has been an icon of American jazz since World War II. He formed the Dave Brubeck quartet in 1951. The group released their most notable album, "Time Out," in 1959.
Brubeck was a pioneer of integration, according to both reports. He played at black jazz clubs in the south throughout the 1950's
Brubeck is survived by his wife Lola and his five children, according to both reports.