Darius Brubeck Quartet brings a jazz mix to Ropery Hall

American born and London based Darius Brubeck will be bringing his jazz quartet to Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall next month.

Darius, the son of jazz legend Dave Brubeck of “Take Five” fame has enjoyed a lifetime of varied international experience as band leader, composer, teacher and broadcaster.

“The quartet has played to sell-out houses at regional festivals and clubs,” said Liz Bennet of The Ropewalk.  “The quartet’s acoustic sound is melodic, spontaneous, rhythmic and engaging.”

Darius is known for representing his famous father’s musical legacy and for pioneering jazz education in South Africa where he lived between 1983 and 2005.

“He has always performed his own compositions and is interested in music from several traditions: the direct emotion of South African jazz, the improvisation and rhythm of Asian music and the lyricism and harmony of the European tradition,” Liz continued.

This quartet, that also features Dave O’Higgins on saxophones, Matt Ridley on bass, and Wesley Gibbens on base,  began in London, 10 years ago, and their concerts usually feature a  mixture of original music, jazz standards, Dave Brubeck hits and South African jazz.

Last year the quartet performed at the Edinburgh Festival which was broadcast by BBC Radio 3, and are also a regular feature at UK festivals, including the Marlboro, Henley-on-Thames and Scarborough among many others, as well as appearances at such top London jazz clubs as Ronnie Scott’s.

Ropery Hall will be welcoming the Darius Brubeck Quartet on Friday, October 7, with the performance starting at 8pm.   Tickets cost £18 in advance or £20 on the door and can be bought online at www.roperyhall.co.uk, in person at the Craft Gallery or by calling 01652 660380.




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