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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. Two original compositions and many of Darius’ arrangements of Dave Brubeck hits have been performed by the London Symphony Orchestra. In 2010 he taught and toured in Romania as a Fulbright Professor and was also a Fulbright jazz specialist in Turkey in 2007 and is among the few jazz musicians ever to perform in Saudi Arabia (2011) He currently divides his time between South Africa, England and the US.


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