Brubeck: An Incredible Jazz Legacyfeat. John Nugent on alto saxophone

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.  

Music of Dave Brubeck: Herald Review

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 […]

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

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.

The Music of Dave Brubeck

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.