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.




Latest News


“Folk in the Bar”

The friendly folks from ‘Folk ‘Round ‘Ere’ invite you to take part in an informal gathering of singers and musicians from across North Lincolnshire.

Some old songs, some new songs, some foot-tapping tunes and plenty of audience participation. Performers and non-performers welcome. (Contact Julia on 07704 666916 to book a performer’s spot in advance.)

Free event, donations welcome.

By richardhatfield |

New season at Ropery Hall

The popular Sax on Sunday gets Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall programme underway on Sunday, September 3.

Premiered for the first time in February, Sax on Sunday sees world-renowned musician Snake Davis linking up with some of his favourite musicians. (more…)

By janetuplin |

Ukulele virtuoso Jacqui Wickes to lead six week course

Ukulele virtuoso Jacqui Wickes returns to Ropery Hall next month to lead a six-week course, Ukulele for beginners.

“If you or a family member has a ukulele and don’t know how to play it or you are you thinking about buying one then this is the course for you,” said West Yorkshire based Jacqui. (more…)

By janetuplin |

Lily and the Snowbear

Little Blue Monster present…

Lily and the Snowbear

Lily lives with Grandpa in a pretty little cottage somewhere in the countryside. There are just two more sleeps until Christmas and it’s snowing already!  Lily loves SNOW! So, she pops on her coat and sets off to explore.  But when she discovers a trail of soft little footprints, she’s in for a very big SURPRISE!    This funny, heartwarming tale of friendship is the perfect treat with exquisite puppets, enchanting music and a magical snowy setting.


Little people aged 3 + will love this beautiful new show, but their grownups will have lots of fun too.


By richardhatfield |

Mammal Hands

Mammal Hands are a trio of like-minded musicians: Nick Mart piano, Jesse Barrett drums and tabla, and Jordan Smart saxophones. Signed to Matthew Halsall’s Gondwana Records they have carved out a growing following both here and abroad for their hypnotic fusion of jazz, folk and electronica: winning fans from Bonobo and Gilles Peterson to Jamie Cullum and they have been compared to both Portico Quartet and GoGo Penguin (who the group have toured with) for the way in which they navigate the choppy waters between contemporary dance music and jazz. Drawing on a rich well of influences from Sufi and shamanic African trance music, Irish and Eastern European folk music, to Steve Reich and Philip Glass and more contemporary electronica influences, their music is built around deceptively simple sounding ideas that are lent power through the use of repetition and rhythmic loops.

By richardhatfield |

Barnstormers Comedy – November

... (more...)
By richardhatfield |