Events and Reviews

Radio Szczecin, Poland

Short film about The Darius Brubeck Quartet’s tour of Poland. This tour was organised in memory of Darius’ father, Dave Brubeck, and of Darius’ first public performance with his father’s band, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, in Poland 60 years ago.

November 5 – 18 Tour of Poland

November 5th: arrival. Szczecin City

November 6th: Concert,  Radio Szczecin,

November 8th: concert and reception, invitation only

US Ambassador’s Residence

November 10th: Concert,  “Muzyczne Studio Polskiego Radia  im. Agnieszki Osieckiej

  1. Myśliwiecka 3/5/7, Warszawa

November 12th: Concert: Studio S5 Radia Kraków, 

  1. Słowackiego 22, Kraków

November 13thConcert: Kompozytorów Polskich 1, Lublin

November 14th : Concert Słowackiego 16, Rzeszów

November 15th: Warsaw: Open lecture/media conference 2.00 pm

Participants: Darius Brubeck, Cheptoo Kositany-Buckner, Sylwester Ostrowski, Pawel Brodowski and more.

November 17th, Blue Note Poznan (2 sets)

November 18th departure to UK


Thursday, 13 December

Tickets £20, 15 and £5 for students
9pm, St George’s Bristol
Great George Street
(off Park Street)
Bristol, BS1 5RR
T: 0117 929 4929
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Sunday, November 25

Darius Brubeck in Conversation about Time Out,

2.30 Kings Place, Hall Two
90 York Way, 
N1 9AG

On Sunday Darius Brubeck will be discussing Time Out, the album containing the hits ‘Take Five’ and ‘Blue Rondo a la Turk’, tunes recognized even by people who claim not to have heard any jazz in their lives. The story of this album of ‘originals’ produced in the golden era of ‘standards’ reveals the interplay of musical inspiration, record-business politics and commercial success. Time Out basically re-wrote the rules for all time. 


Wednesday November 21

Darius Brubeck Quartet

7.30pm, Kings Place, King’s Cross, London

Darius Brubeck tips his hat to the family legacy, with his father’s hits acting as the jumping off point for new music that is in part inspired by years working in South Africa – an appropriate contribution to Kings Place’s year of Time Unwrapped. Saxophonist Dave O’Higgins has long been one of Britain’s finest, and bassist Matt Ridley and drummer Wesley Gibbens complete a fine quartet whose melodic, spontaneous, rhythmic and engaging music is the hallmark of a band reflecting on its ten-year history.

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November 5 – 18, Tour of Poland

60 years after the Dave Brubeck Quartet became the first American jazz group to tour Poland in 1958, the Darius Brubeck Quartet will recreate the original multi-city tour. Details are still pending confirmation and will be posted here soon.

Friday, September 7

Chichester Jazz Club

Pallant Suite7 South Pallant

Chichester, PO19 1SY

Saturday, 15 September

Headlining at the first Lowestoft Jazz Festival (20:00)

The Seagull Theatre,
19-75 Morton Road, Pakefield,
Lowestoft, Suffolk
NR33 0JH

Saturday, June 16

Dublin Choral Festival Finale Concert conducted by William Skoog

Darius Brubeck, jazz piano in Dave Brubeck’s choral works, ‘Though I Speak…’ and ‘All My Hope’

Christchurch Pl, Wood Quay,

Dublin 8, Ireland

Friday, May 4

The Jazz Ambassadors will be broadcast at 9pm on BBC and 10pm on PBS. Darius is interviewed about the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s historic 1958 State Department Tour. Click the link for more.


Friday, April 6

Piano Passions concert at Howard College Theatre on Friday, April 6th, 19h00

The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music at UKZN is proud to present a special edition of the ever-popular Piano Passions concerts, which are characterized by a program of short sets by formidably talented pianists. This concert is a belated birthday concert for Professor Darius Brubeck who turned 70 last year. He headlines a roster of former students and highly individual piano stylists including Melvin Peters, Andile Yenana, Neil Gonsalves, Nishlyn Ramanna, Debbie Mari and Burton Naidoo.

The concert will be held at the Howard College theatre so as to enjoy use of our recently refurbished Steinway pianos. Admission is R100, R80 for pensioners and R50 for students. All proceeds accrue to the Ronnie Madonsela scholarship which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.


Please contact Thuli Zama on 031 260 3385 or for ticket sales and enquiries.

Thursday, August 2

The Darius Brubeck Quartet

Leconfield Hall, Petworth GU28 0AH
2 shows: 5 pm and 8 pm

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Friday, July 6

The Darius Brubeck Quartet

Pizza Express Live, Maidstone

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Thursday, July 5

The Darius Brubeck Quartet

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London

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Friday, June 29

The Darius Brubeck Quartet

The Stables, Milton Keynes

The Quartet performs a mixture of Dave Brubeck hits, South African jazz, original music and jazz standards, all delivered with panache and swing from one of the finest quartets in the business.

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Thursday, June 28

The Darius Brubeck Quartet

The DARIUS BRUBECK QUARTET is celebrating a decade together.

Stapleford Granary Arts and Music Centre, Bury Rd, Stapleford, Cambridge, CB22 5BP

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Friday, May 18

The Darius Brubeck Quartet

St Mary’s Church, Ashwell, Hertfordshire, England
8 pm

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Thursday, May 17

The Darius Brubeck Quartet

Seven Arts Centre, Leeds

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Thursday, May 10

The Darius Brubeck Quartet

The Other Palace Studio, Palace Street, London SW1E 5JA

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Sunday, April 14

The Darius Brubeck Quartet

Port​hcawl Jazz & Blues Festival, Porthcawl, Wales

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