Playing the Changes – Tracking Darius Brubeck

Michiel ten Kleij

“Playing the Changes” shows the social impact of jazz music, by telling the story of jazz pianist Darius Brubeck, the eldest son of legendary jazz musician Dave Brubeck. People quite often see him as “the son of,” but he has combined this distinction with idealism. This story examines why and how jazz had a transformative role in different types of societies such as Poland and South Africa and tracks Darius Brubeck’s involvement in both. Not only by embracing it, but also carrying on his father’s legacy in his own social, educational, and musical way.


Sponsored by Barry Seltzer.




Preceded by short film “How It Breathes.”


*Screening in person only.*

Presented in Multiple Parts

How It Breathes

Elijah Jamal Balbed, a DC musician, is attempting to preserve and share musical traditions while creating a mu...
9 min | Jack Gordon | | English
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