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
Co-Producer: real Jazz Ambassadors
Creative Producer: Harmen Jalvingh
Production Company: Doxy B.V. Amsterdam
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.
Next to Playing the Changes, Michiel is currently in post-production with another jazz documentary focussed on the life of Innokenty Ivanov. Ivanov is a Ukrainian jazz vibraphonist living and working in Russia. Explaining that having this career is tough in Russia, he sincerely doesn’t want his child to become a musician.
Amsterdam-based film production company DOXY lays emphasis on producing films of all manifestations – from a homeless opera and the more ‘traditional’ documentary, to music film, movie and (drama) series.