Events and Reviews

Saturday February 23

The Darius Brubeck Quartet: Liverpool International Jazz Festival

17 Shaw Street
L6 1HP

+44 (0)151 291 3578

Dave Brubeck recorded the influential album Time Out in 1959Darius Brubeck and his quartet, formed 12 years ago, will celebrate the 60th anniversary of ‘Take Five’ with more hits from Time Out, but also with original compositions and Darius’s stories.

Monday February 11

The Darius Brubeck Quartet

Members Only

104 Pall Mall

Sunday January 27

The Darius Brubeck Quartet’s first gig of the year!

Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club

47 Frith Street
Soho, London

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
Further information & tickets:

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. 


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.

Friday, March 23

Darius Brubeck replaces Jill Richards on this program.

Saturday, March 3

The Darius Brubeck Quartet at the Szczecin Jazz Festival, Poland

This is where Darius first played on stage 60 years ago when he accompanied his parents and the Dave Brubeck Quartet on their famous 1958 US State Department tour.

Saturday, February 17

The Darius Brubeck Quartet in Palermo, Sicily

The shows will start at 20.35 and 22.30, Real Teatro Santa Cecilia (PALERMO)

More information

Note from the promoter: ‘Darius will perfom in Real Teatro Santa Cecilia, built in 1693, is the oldest theatre in Italy and the only historical public theater destined for Jazz.’

Thursday, 21 December- 8:00 PM

The Darius Brubeck Quartet
A perfect festive night out
Turner Sims, University of Southampton, Southampton,
SO17 1BJ, view Google map here.

Sunday, 7 January

Brubecks Play Brubeck at the Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street CO1 1NF
Box Office: 01206 500900

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Brubecks Play Brubeck - outdoors, formal

Brubeck’s Play Brubeck in the Cotswolds
UK Twelfth Night Speciall – Doors & Wine from 6.30pm
St Edward’s Church, 
Tickets: +44 (0)1451 830268

Darius Brubeck in South Africa

Chris Duigan & Darius Brubeck

Friday 6, October, 7:30 pm
Conversations with my Piano
Darius Brubeck (piano) with Christopher Duigan (piano)
‘Casa Mexicana’ – 35 Montgomery Drive, Athlone – Pietermaritzburg
Tickets: R150

Saturday, 28 October   11:30 am
Conversations with my Piano
Darius Brubeck (piano) with Christopher Duigan (piano)
NG Church, Franschhoek

Sunday, 29 October – 12:30
Jazz Date : Darius Brubeck and Friends with Mike Rossi, saxophone, Wesley Rustin, bass, Jonno Sweetman, drums – a lunch hour session featuring jazz standards
Café Bon Bon at La Petite Dauphine, Franschhoek

Sunday, December 3, Jazz at the Nassau Evening Concert
Darius Brubeck Quartet with Mike Rossi, Marc Duby, bass and Wesley Gibbens, drums – featuring music from Darius Brubeck Quartet recordings with Mike and Wesley. Marc Duby is on the original Tugela Rail track and was one the first musicians Darius worked with in SA. Tickets can only be obtained from Cliff Wallis:  076-401-0008, 021-761-2726 or  and advance booking is strongly advised.

Wednesday December 6, Thursday, December 7, doors 7pm
Jazz at the Crypt,
Darius Brubeck Quartet as above, contact venue for further details.
1 Wale St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000

Saturday, December 9
Darius Brubeck & Mike Rossi, duo
Olympia Cafe
134 Main Road, Kalk Bay, Kalk Bay, Cape Town, 7975








11 – 14 January

Brubecks Play Brubeck at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club
47 Frith St, Soho, London W1D 4HT