The Music of Dave Brubeck

added on 15 February, 2016 | under Concert Series, WHAT'S ON
SNJO the music of Dave Brubeck

The familiar opening bars of Take Five were the soundtrack to sixties swing and mid-twentieth century cool. This tune made Dave Brubeck a household name, but also changed perceptions of jazz as a niche art form forever.  

Throughout his long and immensely fulfilled career, Brubeck created stunning music of great depth and breadth. He consolidated his initial success by continuing to explore unusual time signatures, but a gift for counterpoint and harmony also contributed to his widespread popularity.

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra has specially commissioned respected composer Bill Dobbins, currently professor of Jazz at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester NY, to arrange Brubeck’s music and provide new insights into his most iconic compositions.

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra will be joined by Bill Dobbins at the piano and John Nugent on alto saxophone to interpret the complex, and often deeply spiritual work of a composer who remains loved and revered in equal measure.

Dave Brubeck “Take 5”


Concert Dates

Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

Date City Venue
Fri, 29 Apr  2016 Scottish National Jazz Orchestra in Edinburgh Queen’s Hall
The Music of Dave Brubeck
85-89 Clerk St.
0131 668 2019
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Sat, 30 Apr  2016 Scottish National Jazz Orchestra in Gateshead Sage Gateshead
The Music of Dave Brubeck
St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays,.
0191 443 4661
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Sun, 1 May  2016 Scottish National Jazz Orchestra in Glasgow Royal Conservatoire
The Music of Dave Brubeck
100 Renfrew Street.
0141 332 5057
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