Playing the Changes is a documentary about the life of jazz pianist Darius Brubeck (born in 1947), the eldest son of legendary jazz musician Dave Brubeck. People quite often see him as 'the son of’ but he has used 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.
Cast: Darius Brubeck, among others
Executive Producer: David Richardson
Production Company: Red Cloak Films
in Association with: The Real Jazz Ambassadors
Director: Michiel ten Kleij
Cinematographer: Jorne Tielemans Editor: Maarten in ’t Hout
Executive Producer David E. Richardson, Jr. received his love and passion for Jazz from his parents during their travels around the world. He spent a year in Siberia, Russia teaching conversational English in 2002 and became acquainted with many Russian Jazz artists.
Michiel’s love for story began when he saw The Neverending Story on VHS. A healthy addiction for storytelling has begun. He grew up in front of the television and developed a broad taste in film. He decided to make films for himself. He either creates very fictitious or very realistic films, usually divided between drama and documentary. It led him to the Utrecht School of the Arts where he experiment with different genres and narratives.