2024 Cabaret Fringe Festival - 24 May to 2 June

TAKE FIVE - The Dave Brubeck Story

Brendan Fitzgerald is joined by Peter Raidel, Quinton Dunne, and Steve Todd.

Past Event

Sat 27th May 2023, 7.30pm
120 mins

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Sat 3rd Jun 2023, 7.30pm
120 mins

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Rating: G - General

Diverse-City Main Performance Space @ Diverse-City
163 Gouger St
Adelaide, SA, 5000

BRENDAN FITZGERALD QUARTET recreates the world of iconic jazz musician Dave Brubeck, his genius, his relationships, his humanity and popular acclaim. In 1959, Dave Brubeck Quartet’s album, "Time Out" became the first platinum jazz album, while "Take Five" remains the highest-selling instrumental recording of all time. Together with "Blue Rondo a la Turk", these works are identified as seminal and revolutionary expressions of a new era in music. Brendan narrates Brubeck’s story at the piano together with a projected montage of images from his life and times. He also channels Jimmy Lyons, a jazz radio presenter who helped launch Dave’s career. Peter Raidel, accomplished alto saxophonist, plays the elegant musical lines of Paul Desmond, Brubeck’s creative ally and sometime adversary. This ensemble comprises outstanding musicians who have performed widely in Australia, Europe and Asia. Steve Todd, drums and Quinton Dunne, double bass, join Brendan Fitzgerald Quartet for this unique music event, presented in the tenth year following Dave's passing. American pianist, Dave Brubeck, was one of the foremost exponents of cool jazz. More than a musician, Dave was a tireless advocate for human rights and racial integration. His classic quartet performed around the globe during the 1950’s and 60’s. It comprised virtuoso musicians, Paul Desmond on alto sax, Joe Morello on drums and African-American double bass player, Eugene Wright, whose inclusion often caused confrontational incidents for Dave with authorities. Designated a living legend by the American Library of Congress, Dave Brubeck, the man and his music lives on and for that, we have a better world.TICKET INFO:Dinner & Show ticket - dinner is served at 6pm, pre-show, and dessert in the interval (~8:25pm). Show starts 7:30pm. Check out this review: https://glamadelaide.com.au/fringe-review-take-five-the-dave-brubeck-story/

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