The Brubeck family is unique in the world of music. Seldom has an entire family been as prolific and talented. In the 70s and 80s three Brubeck brothers (Darius, Chris, and Dan) recorded and toured worldwide with their father Dave as "Two Generations of Brubeck" and "The New Brubeck Quartet".
Following a very successful and well-reviewed UK tour in 2010, to celebrate their father's 90th year, the three brothers come together again to play the music that made Dave Brubeck a revered icon of modern jazz. The tour takes in the apex on Tuesday 15 November.
With special guest British saxophonist Dave O'Higgins, "Brubecks Play Brubeck" will include world famous Brubeck hits as well as standard tunes associated with Dave and some of their own popular compositions.
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 1950's and 1960's, broadening its scope and audience and recorded the first jazz instrumental album to go gold. The Dave Brubeck Quartet has been one of the most popular and influential groups in the last half century and the "Brubecks Play Brubeck" tour underscores their relevance today. Classic tunes such as 'Take Five', 'Unsquare Dance' and 'Blue Rondo A La Turk' are still in demand, being used in TV adverts and receiving radio play.
Darius, the eldest Brubeck son is a jazz pianist, educator and band-leader and has his own Quartet, which regularly plays at festivals and clubs around the UK and abroad. Chris' symphonic works are performed by leading orchestras and, as a bass and trombone player also excels in the jazz, rock and folk genres. Dan is a renowned, Grammy-nominated percussionist, acclaimed for his exciting drum solos and has been featured with musicians as diverse as Gerry Mulligan and The Band. Dave O'Higgins, who has recorded a dozen albums with his own band, adds, on saxophone, imaginative and polished improvisations to the family mix.
Tickets for the events are £22.50 (with £20.50 concessions), available from the apex Box Office on 01284 758000 or online at www.theapex.co.uk.