Take Five: The Dave Brubeck Story



Greetings jazz lovers!

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 Peter Raidel, alto sax/clarinet , Satomi Ohnishi (Japan) percussion, Quentin Dunne, double bass and Brendan on piano.

The production was staged in four shows in the 2015 Adelaide Fringe Festival at Brighton Concert Hall, a brilliant new auditorium at Brighton Secondary School. Additional shows in early 2015 were staged in Sydney at The Basement and Sutherland Entertainment Centre and in Melbourne at the Clock Tower Centre.

Stage Plot and Technical

Show Copy

Key Image

Show Review 

Show Review  2

A youtube showreel (ten minutes) from one of our earlier performances can be viewed here

You can listen to Take Five Brendan Fitzgerald Quartet here

Stage Jackets Peter hero

The Quartet Performing

BF and Q in Take five

Brendan and Quinton

Satomi during Take Five show

Satomi Ohnishi

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