Past Dates

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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Tuesday, June 20 2023 Book Launch Event USA

Playing the Changes, by Darius Brubeck and Catherine Brubeck

Book Launch Event – Playing the Changes: Jazz at an African University and on the Road (a memoir by Darius and Cathy Brubeck)

Wilton Library Brubeck Room 137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT, 06897 United States

Please join us for a special book launch event at Wilton Library – Playing the Changes: Jazz at an African University and on the Road (a memoir by Darius and Cathy Brubeck). As a bonus, we will also screen a companion documentary film directed by Dutch filmmaker Michiel ten Kleij.

No Charge. Registration required: please register online.

Saturday, July 22 – Battle

The Darius Brubeck Quartet Battle Festival Jazz Weekend (England). More details from the Battle Jazz Festival box office. 8pm.

July 24: Swing in Venasque, France

Swing in Venasque poster

The Darius Brubeck Quartet are special guests at Swing in Venasque in the Provençal village of Venasque (France). Concert starts at 7.30pm with support from The Ahmet Gublay Trio. Place du Baptitère, Venasque. More information

Book Tour, May-June 2023

Playing the Changes, by Darius Brubeck and Catherine Brubeck

Darius & Catherine Brubeck will be in South Africa for the whole of May 2023 promoting their book Playing the Changes: Jazz at an African University and on the Road, a memoir of the years from the ‘80’s through the early 2000’s they spent in South Africa. Darius initiated the first Jazz Studies course at an African university. He will also play with former members of two university bands he brought to the US in the 80s and 90s.

See below for dates and details.

May 20:

Centre for Jazz and Popular Music, University of KwaZulu-Natal (Durban)

Book Launch featuring discussion with the authors and a live set from

The NU Jazz Connection –Chris Merz (sax), S’thembiso Ntuli (sax), Feya Faku(tpt), Sazi Dlamini (gtr), Darius (p), Lex Futshane (bass). George Ellis replaces the late Lulu Gontsana on drums. The NU (Natal University) Jazz Connection went to the US and released a CD, African Tributes, in 1992.

Nu Jazz Connection
The Nu Jazz Connection

May 26:

Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study, (University of Johannesburg) Music Encounters series:  Book launch with panel discussion and film clips.

May 31:

Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS)

Book Launch featuring discussion with the authors and a live set from four members of the original Jazzanians:  Nic Paton (sax), Darius (p), Victor Masondo (e.bass), Kevin Gibson (drums). The Jazzanians were the first South African student jazz group to tour overseas in 1988.

The Jazzanians original vinyl album cover

June 20:

USA book launch at the Wilton Library Brubeck Room in Wilton, Connecticut

Music & Justice Concert featuring Dave Brubeck’s Oratorio ‘The Gates of Justice’

In a historic first, Brubeck’s sons Darius, Chris, and Dan perform the jazz trio in their father’s work, joined by a choir of Black and Jewish singers from Los Angeles-area churches and synagogues alongside UCLA students and the award-winning chorus Tonality, led by Alexander Lloyd Blake. Soloists are acclaimed baritone Phillip Bullock and Azi Schwartz, famed cantor of New York’s Park Avenue Synagogue. There will be two concerts and related events. February 26 – 28. Please follow this link for more information.

Years Ago and Here and Now

The Darius Brubeck Quartet at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club (London), March 14, 2023, presents a mixture of Darius’ originals, Dave Brubeck classics, and South African favorites. 2 shows. Their first London gig of the year.

Click here for more: https://www.ronniescotts.co.uk/performances/view/8168-darius-brubeck-quartet

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Music in Lyddington

The Darius Brubeck Quartet contributes its universally appealing jazz to this distinguished concert series at St. Andrews Church. March 25, 2023

August 24-29

Rhythm Changes Conference, Amsterdam Conservatory

September 9

Morières lès Avignon Jazz Festival, France, 8pm
Festival des Vents

September 15

September 15: St Edwards Church, Stow on the Wold 7.30 pm (www.musicatstow.co.uk)

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September 22

Crazy Coqs, London​, 7 pm (brasseriezedel.com)

September 25

Cowbridge Festival, Brynawel, Trerhyngyll, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan, CF71 7TN
Cowbridge Comprehensive School Theatre, 7.30 pm (cowbridgemusicfestival.co.uk)

November 4

Shrewsbury Music and Arts, Shrewsbury School

November 8

Pizza Express, Dean St, Soho, London 8 pm (pizzaexpresslive.com/venues/soho-jazz-club)

DBQ Events June -September 2022

June 17th –         Dorchester Corn Exchange, High Street East, Dorset DT1 1HFF

June 22nd –         Devises Arts Festival, Ceres Hall in the Corn Exchange SN10 1HS

June 26th –          London-Proms at St Judes, St. Jude-on-the-Hill, Central Square,  London NW11 7AH

July   17th –          Lincoln Jazz Festival hosted by Lincoln Cathedral,  LN2 1PX

August 4th –          Colchester – Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club CO1 1NF