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.
The Darius Brubeck Quartet Battle Festival Jazz Weekend (England). More details from the Battle Jazz Festival box office. 8pm.
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
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.
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.
Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study, (University of Johannesburg) Music Encounters series: Book launch with panel discussion and film clips.
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.
USA book launch at the Wilton Library Brubeck Room in Wilton, Connecticut
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.
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
The Darius Brubeck Quartet contributes its universally appealing jazz to this distinguished concert series at St. Andrews Church. March 25, 2023