THE DAVE BRUBECK STORY
Welcome to TAKE FIVE: The Dave Brubeck Story, a unique tribute to the life and music of legendary jazz pianist, Dave Brubeck and his classic quartet of the 50’s and 60’s. The quartet featured Paul Desmond, alto saxophone, Joe Morello, drum kit and Eugene Wright on double bass. Desmond’s tune “Take Five” performed by The Dave Brubeck Quartet became the highest-selling jazz instrumental of all time while its album, “Time Out, attained status as the first platinum jazz disc with over a million copies sold on its release.
Brendan Fitzgerald Quartet performs Dave Brubeck Quartet’s music authentically and with their own interpretative touch. Brendan also relates Brubeck’s intriguing life story, delivering a narrative at the piano together with a supporting visual montage in a moving tribute to this late great icon of cool jazz. A new development in the production is the incorporation of live vision of the performers blended with the image montage using VJ software and hardware.
The quartet comprises four outstanding musicians: Peter Raidel, alto sax, Satomi Ohnishi (Japan) percussion, Quentin Dunne, double bass and Brendan on piano. Australia’s acclaimed woodwind performer, Andy Firth played Paul Desmond’s alto saxophone parts in the 2013 to early 2015 Adelaide performances. Additional shows in 2015 took place at The Basement and Sutherland Entertainment Centre, Sydney and at the Clock Tower Centre, Melbourne with a tour to regional Victoria and NSW later that year. Most recently, two shows were held at Glen Street Theatre, Sydney on 24th April, 2016. The next performance will be at Knox Community Arts Centre, South-east Melbourne on Saturday, 3rd September.
UPCOMING ADELAIDE SHOW AT BRIGHTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
SATURDAY, 24th SEPTEMBER, 7:30pm
Featuring pre-show foyer entertainment with talented young vocalist, Ashely Ellen and guitarist, Luka, from 6:00pm. Come early and enjoy a glass of wine, beer or soft drink and listen to the dulcet sounds of these two young musicians to get you in the mood for
NB. Early Bird ticket price of $35 for Adult tickets applies at the trybooking.com/222059 link until Sunday, 11th September.
Further interstate tours are on the horizon for 2017, including dates in South-East Queensland and Ballarat, Victoria.
A 10-minute showreel taken from one of our earlier performances can be viewed here:
Contact Brendan for further information by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening image from Take Five
Performance at The Promethean, June 2014
Brendan and Quinton
Peter Raidel – alto sax
Curtain call, opening night, Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival, The Promethean, 2013