Church Street


Brubecks Play Brubeck

We're delighted to welcome back Brubecks Play Brubeck, in this, the centennial year of Dave Brubeck's birth.

Brothers Darius, Chris and Dan, plus the outstanding UK sax star, Dave O’Higgins, perform material created by one of American music’s all-time greats - a visionary who made the music speak to millions without selling its fearless spirit down the river.

While BPB perform the repertoire and rhythms of their father's legendary quartet, sheltering under his 'musical umbrella' is by no means all his sons do.

Critics and audiences alike respond to the personal involvement, musical interplay and joy on stage as the group showcase Dave’s adroitness at producing tunes for the head, heart and body.

Pianist Darius, the eldest Brubeck son, is also a composer and academic, while Chris is known as a composer of symphonic works performed by leading orchestras around the world, and also excels as an electric bass and trombone player in jazz, rock and folk music.

Together, Chris and Dan form the nucleus of their US group, The Brubeck Brothers Quartet, while Dan also leads his own band in Vancouver and is a Grammy-nominated percussionist, with past credits that range from Gerry Mulligan to Larry Coryell.

Dave O’Higgins first came to national attention in the UK as a member of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, and since then has toured worldwide and recorded 14+ albums as leader of groups ranging from quartets to big bands.

“Darius, Chris and Dan, augmented by British saxist Dave O’Higgins, are rekindling the old magic. The four cantered affectionately through the hit list, but shrewdly didn’t try to clone the original sound.” - John Fordham, The Guardian

“Darius and his brothers cued in the audience’s handclaps on Unsquare Dance. More than half a century after their father invited listeners to start counting in odd numbers, the music has lost none of its poise.” - Clive Davis, The Times

Tickets: £20 / £18 Concessions. Students £12.
Jazz Express Offer not available for this concert.
Doors open 7.00pm, starts 7.30pm.

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