Darius Brubeck Quartet

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Last Show: Saturday 24 th June 2017

Following the success of the CD 'Cathy's Summer' featuring many new Darius Brubeck compositions, the Darius Brubeck Quartet returns to Dean Street and Maidstone offering new music for 2017, alongside standards, South African jazz and ever-popular Dave Brubeck music too. Dave O’Higgins with his great range of feeling and skill excels playing this varied repertoire with the rhythm trio of Darius, Matt Ridley and Wesley Gibbens, who have been together for 10 years. Their mutual understanding and interaction is always a pleasure to see and hear. The quartet  have a new cd titled "Years Ago" for 2017.

"... the combination of Brubeck and O’Higgins is certainly among the best piano/sax partnerships in the UK."

Jazzwise, May 2015

Playing to sold-out houses at regional festivals and clubs, the group's acoustic sound is melodic, spontaneous, rhythmic and engaging. In the second half of 2015, the quartet played in Germany and Ireland and was featured on BBC’s 'Jazz Line-Up' live at the Edinburgh Festival.

Reviewing the group in Jazz Journal at the Llandudno Jazz Festival in August 2015, Brian Payne wrote “The band was off like a rocket. With Dave O’Higgins on sax, the excellent Matt Ridley on double bass and Wesley Gibbens driving the drums, they took the audience on a flawless ride through a catalogue of original compositions and Dave Brubeck back numbers."

Band Lineup

Darius Brubeck (piano)
Dave O’Higgins (sax)
Matt Ridley (bass)
Wesley Gibbens (drums)