Tag: John Nugent

Brubeck: An Incredible Jazz Legacy
feat. John Nugent on alto saxophone

added on 16 May, 2016 | under Concert Series, dave Brubeck: An Incredible Jazz Legacy, 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. The tune composed by saxophonist Paul Desmond and from the million-selling Time Out album, made Dave Brubeck a household name, but also changed perceptions of jazz as a niche art form forever.  Read more

Music of Dave Brubeck: Herald Review

added on 2 May, 2016 | under Blog
SNJO the music of Dave Brubeck

SNJO plays Brubeck, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh

Bill Dobbins’ admiration for the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra’s ability to move effortlessly between musical styles, expressed to the Herald ahead of this Dave Brubeck tribute, must have come into the pianist-arranger’s thoughts as he prepared the set-list. There were quite a few changes of direction here, all negotiated with SNJO’s customary expertise and all scored with a Brubeck scholar’s familiarity with and feel for the material as well as a sure sense of mood and development potential that brought a freshness to pieces that, in some cases, go back to the early 1950s.

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International Jazz Day: SNJO Concert Music of Dave Brubeck – A Review

added on 1 May, 2016 | under Blog

The Music of Dave Brubeck at Sage Gateshead April 30 2016
Scottish National Jazz Orchestra with special guests, Bill Dobbins (pno) and John Nugent (alto)

Sage Gateshead’s contribution to International Jazz Day was just that – International! Two Americans and an assortment of Scots combining to pay tribute to the late legend that was Dave Brubeck.Read more

The Music of Dave Brubeck

added on 15 Feb, 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.  Read more

'The SNJO deserved all the praise Kurt Elling so graciously lavished on them.'

Sponsors: We thank our sponsors Creative Scotland, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Dundee Council for their continued support as well as the management teams at our regular venues, The Queen's Hall: Edinburgh, The Music Hall: Aberdeen, Eden Court: Inverness and Caird Hall: Dundee.

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