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Brubecks Play Brubeck

Wednesday 3rd July 2013 -


The three brothers cannily balance respect for the past with a determination to push on further down the road‘ ~ The Times

The Brubeck family is unique in the world of music. Seldom has an entire family been as prolific and talented. Four of Dave Brubeck‘s five children are professional musicians and, like the Dankworths, they all take off in different directions coming together at special times.

In the 70s and 80s the three brothers recorded and toured worldwide with Dave as Two Generations Of Brubeck and The New Brubeck Quartet. Now Darius, Chris, and Dan Brubeck, alongside special guest saxophonist Dave O’Higgins, come together to play the music that made their father such a revered icon of modern jazz. This show will feature famous Brubeck originals such as Take Five, as well as standard tunes associated with Dave and a few of their own popular compositions.

While gaining substantial recognition in their own careers, playing their father’s music has always been an important part of their professional lives.

For over fifty years, Dave Brubeck has been a giant of American jazz, exciting millions of fans with his inimitable improvisation and rhythms. He changed the landscape of jazz in the 1950s and 1960s, broadening its scope and audience, and recorded the first jazz instrumental album to go gold.