Book Launch Event - Playing the Changes: Jazz at an African University and on the Road (a memoir by Darius and Cathy Brubeck)

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wilton Library
Brubeck Room

Event Details

Please join us for a special book launch event at Wilton Library - Playing the Changes: Jazz at an African University and on the Road (a memoir by Darius and Cathy Brubeck). As a bonus, we will also screen a companion documentary film directed by Dutch filmmaker Michiel ten Kleij.

After a brief introduction, Darius and Cathy will read some excerpts from the book. And then, we’ll watch the 60-minute film. A Q&A segment will follow. To conclude the event, they will sign and sell copies of their book [which is not yet available in the United States].

Embracing his heritage, Darius Brubeck, son of legendary jazz musician Dave Brubeck, built on his father’s legacy as a jazz ambassador overcoming formidable challenges to inaugurate jazz education in apartheid South Africa. Playing the Changes is a film about the social impact of jazz music. Besides being a jazz legend, Dave Brubeck was a civil-rights advocate and his son, Darius, followed in his footsteps by becoming socially engaged in South Africa during the Apartheid Era.

No Charge. Registration suggested. Please register online or call 203-762-6334.

Darius Brubeck is an internationally renowned pianist, composer, and bandleader. He was head of Jazz Studies and Director of the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal from 1983 to 2006, when he moved to London and established The Darius Brubeck Quartet.

Catherine Brubeck worked for political change as a student at the University of Natal before a varied career in publishing, conference organizing, and music management in New York. On her return to South Africa, she initiated and arranged tours and concerts for students and professional South African jazz groups.

Event Type(s): Library Program
Age Group(s): Adults

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