About Darius Brubeck

Darius Brubeck (born June 14, 1947) is an American jazz keyboardist and educator. He is the son of jazz legend Dave Brubeck.

He spent many years in Durban, South Africa, as a professor and head of the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music at the University of Natal. Darius Brubeck was born in San Francisco, California. He majored in ethnomusicology and the history of religion at Wesleyan University, graduating cum laude. Brubeck holds an MPhil from Nottingham University. He was awarded a Bellagio Project Residency (Rockefeller Foundation) as Composer in 2005 and received ‘Outstanding Service to Jazz Education’ awards in 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2005 and 2006.

Darius performed (with all three of his brothers) at the 2009 Kennedy Center Honors Gala when his father received a medal for his lifetime contribution to American culture. President Barack Obama and Mrs Michelle Obama were in the audience. Brubeck currently lives in London, England.