Darius Brubeck Official Website

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Darius Brubeck is an American jazz pianist, composer, author, and retired university professor residing in England with his wife, Catherine. Their co-written memoir about their 23 years in South Africa, Playing the Changes, was launched in Durban, South Africa by UKZN Press in May this year. Darius introduced the first university jazz course in Africa and they both ran the internationally famous Centre for Jazz & Popular Music on the Durban campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. A documentary film also titled Playing the Changes  but covering related material will be on the festival circuit soon.

The University of Illinois Press will publish an international edition of Playing the Changes by January ’24.  Meanwhile the book is available in South Africa.

Currently, he leads The Darius Brubeck Quartet based in London. He occasionally joins his USA-based brothers, Chris and Dan, in Brubecks Play Brubeck.

Downbeat Magazine listed The Darius Brubeck Quartet Live in Poland as among the ‘best of 2020’. The group only resumed touring the following year.

More about Darius, his background and his career on the About page.

More information about The Darius Brubeck Quartet

Contact details, agent and technical information on the Contact page


Our upcoming events are listed below. For our past events, click here.

Wednesday, August 30 – Pizza Express Soho

The Darius Brubeck Quartet play Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London. Doors open at 6.30pm, show starts at 8pm.

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Thursday, August 31 – Aylesbury

The Darius Brubeck Quartet play St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Square, Aylesbury HP20 2JJ, hosted by Jazzupfront. Concert begins at 7.30, more info here.

Friday, November 24 – The Lighthouse, Poole

The Darius Brubeck Quartet will appear at The Lighthouse arts and entertainment venue, Poole. Early booking is advised!

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Tuesday, December 12 Hastings

Catch up with The DBQ at JazzHastings, booking info to here, scroll down a bit.

East Hastings Sea Angling Association
The Stade, Hastings, TN34 3JF
Doors open 7.45 for 8.30 start.

Wednesday, December 13 – Jazz Café Camden

The Darius Brubeck Quartet at The Jazz Café, Camden, London, “Darius Brubeck plays Dave Brubeck”.

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