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Darius Brubeck

In 1983, Darius Brubeck introduced the first Jazz Studies degree in Africa and he was the Director of the Centre for Jazz & Popular Music until 2006. He established an international reputation touring with South African musicians. His current bands include The Darius Brubeck Quartet, Gathering Forces and Brubecks Play Brubeck, with his brothers Chris and Dan, which is touring the UK in November/December. Creative highlights include “Commission 2004” (with Zim Ngqawana) for the inaugural season of Jazz at Lincoln Center and this was performed by Wynton Marsalis, Morgan Freeman and Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra

Sylwester Ostrowski: Building Cultural Connections Globally with Jazz

Read "Sylwester Ostrowski: Building Cultural Connections Globally with Jazz" reviewed by Cheptoo Kositany

Sylwester Ostrowski is an accomplished tenor saxophonist, composer, producer, and bandleader of the Jazz Brigade. He is experiencing major success in his music career, built around collaboration with other artists, and partnering with jazz institutions through his organization Szczecin Jazz. Ostrowski's global connections span four continents from Europe, North America, Africa, to Asia. Ostrowski ...

Live In Poland

Label: Ubuntu Music
Released: 2019
Track listing: Earthrise; In Your Own Sweet Way; Matt The Cat; Nomali; Sea Of Troubles; Dziekuje; Take Five.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

The Darius Brubeck Quartet: Live In Poland

Read "Live In Poland" reviewed by Chris May

Early on in his career, the pianist Darius Brubeck bowed to the inevitable. Accepting that he was always going to be compared to his father, Dave Brubeck, he both embraced his heritage and sidelined it. In the 1970s, embracing it, he was a member of Two Generations Of Brubeck and The New Brubeck Quartet, groups which ...

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Bernard Ayisa

Bernard Ayisa, saxophonist based in Accra, started playing when he was already 16 years old. Now he has become one of the leading saxophone players in Ghana and Africa. He spent his childhood and youth in South Africa where he was taught by fellow P. Mauriat artist Dusty Cox and prof. {{m: Darius Brubeck = 5390}}. Under the guidance of the latter, Bernard toured in US and Germany with the student/staff band of the University of Natal, Durban, South Africa. He also was member of the South African Youth Big Band of Mike Campbell which took him touring in the US. After graduating he moved from Durban to Johannesburg to play with renowned musicians like {{m: Andile Yenana = 3045}} and Feya Faku

In Our Own Way

Label: Self Pro
Released: 2018
Track listing: Brigade Before It’s Too Late ft. Darius Brubeck & Deborah Brown Revolution Nie jest Źle ft Dorota Miśkiewicz Whims of a Waltz Sudden Impact In Your Own Sweet Way ft. Darius Brubeck In Our Own Way ft. Dorrey Lin Lyles Akatombo

Take Five With Matt Ridley

Read "Take Five With Matt Ridley" reviewed by Matt Ridley

Meet Matt Ridley: I graduated from Trinity College of Music in Greenwich, London in 2005 and have been a full time bassist since then. Music has taken me all around the world and I've been very privileged to perform regularly with some of the finest jazz musicians in UK like Jason Yarde, John Turville, and ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Georgia Mancio: ReVoice!

Read "Georgia Mancio: ReVoice!" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

When the road offers two possible paths, the decision to turn left or right can have major consequences. If Georgia Mancio had taken the left-hand path, then she might now be carving out a career in movie production. She took the other route, thanks to a part-time job and a box set of albums, to become ...


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