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Darius Brubeck

Born: June 14, 1947    Primary Instrument: Piano

Darius Brubeck

In 1983, Darius Brubeck introduced the first Jazz Studies degree in Africa and he was the Director of the Centre for Jazz & Popular Music until 2006. He established an international reputation touring with South African musicians. His current bands include The Darius Brubeck Quartet, Gathering Forces and Brubecks Play Brubeck, with his brothers Chris and Dan, which is touring the UK in November/December.

Creative highlights include “Commission 2004” (with Zim Ngqawana) for the inaugural season of Jazz at Lincoln Center and this was performed by Wynton Marsalis, Morgan Freeman and Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra...
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Brubecks Play Brubeck Gathering Forces 2011 Darius, Chris & Dan Brubeck, w. Dave O'Higgins, saxes. Two and Four/ To and Fro Gathering Forces 2011 The Darius Brubeck Quartet: Mike Rossi, saxes, Matt Ridley, bass, Wesley Gibbens, drums Chaplin's Back, Gathering Forces 2010 Perry Robinson, clarinet Bob Fritz, clarinet, bass blarinet, e. clarinet Michael Brecker, tenor sax Richard Bock, 'cello Amos Garrett, guitar Bob Rose, guitar John Miller, e. and acoustic bass Muruga Booker, drums & percussion For Lydia and the Lion, Gathering Forces 2, 2009 Tugela Rail and Other Tracks, Darius Brubeck, Sheer Sound, SLCD 135 2007 Darius Brubeck – Before It’s Too Late, Sheer Sound SLCD 070, 2004 Still On My Mind, Darius Brubeck & Afro Cool Concept, Sheer Sound SSCO 097 2003 Dave Brubeck Live with the LSO, performer, arranger and composer “Four Score in Seven”, LSO Live 0011 2001 Compiliations Essential African Standards Sheer Sound SSPCD 081 2005 The Heart of Kwa-Zulu (compilation), Sheer Sound 2005 SSPCDE075; Pianos Out of Africa,Sheer Sound SSPCD 0438; 2005 The Best of Allen Kwela, Sheer Sound SSCD 112 2004 Africa Straight Ahead, Heads Up CD 3079; 2004 Stokvel, Sheer Sound SSPCD 059 2004 African Ivories, Sheer Sound SSPCD043 2002

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