Take Five: A Tribute to Dave Brubeck
Saturday, August 4, 7:30 p.m.
ABOUT THE EVENT
“Well, I wanted to do an experimental album using time signatures that weren’t usual in Jazz.”
-Dave Brubeck on the album “Time Out”
1959 was a watershed year for “Cool Jazz”. “Time Out,” considered a cool jazz album, was released in '59 and had the 1st million seller in jazz with the single “Take Five.” Every song is a gem and a Brubeck original, except "Take Five," which is by Paul Desmond. Desmond was The Dave Brubeck Quartet’s alto saxophonist and compared his sound to a dry martini.
We are presenting a live performance of this popular watershed album, featuring Bob Faub, saxophone; Federico Pivetta, piano; Matt Kendrick, bass; and John Wilson, drums.
Shirley Recital Hall, Salem College Fine Arts Center
Sr4326, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Parking: Large parking lot is located in front of the Fine Arts Center.
Robert Faub, is an accomplished classical soloist, chamber musician and jazz artist, as well as a life-long educator who passionately shares his expertise and experiences with students of all ages. As a founding member of the Red Clay Saxophone Quartet he has performed and recorded extensively over the past ten years, contributing to the commissioning and premiers of dozens of new works. Prior to the formation of RCSQ, Robert toured and recorded with the New Century Saxophone Quartet, appearing on the critically acclaimed recordings Standards and A New Century Christmas.
Robert is currently the director of the Jazz Ensemble and saxophone instructor at High Point University. He is the Director of Instrumental Music at Caldwell Academy in Greensboro, NC, a K-12 Classical Christian school. Prior to his current positions, Robert taught at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, UNC Greensboro, Radford University, UNC Chapel Hill and Guilford College. He holds the DMA and MM in saxophone performance from UNC Greensboro and a BM in Music Education from SUNY Potsdam. When not performing or teaching music Robert enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife Paula and daughter Eleanor.
Federico Pivetta, a versatile pianist with a unique mastery of both classical and jazz styles, is an active accompanist, chamber musician and teacher. He has performed with jazz greats such as Ernie Watts and Arturo Sandoval, and he regularly appears in recital with his wife, flutist Debra Reuter-Pivetta.
Roberto has performed as a percussionist for national acts (e.g. singer Aretha Franklin and trumpeter, Arturo Sandoval) and jazz vibraphonist on recordings by Tom Browne, West End Mambo and Blue A-Matic. He has also appeared as a sideman with numerous regional entertainers like Melva Houston and Joe Robinson. Active as a band leader for many years, Roberto is frequently heard in Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Charlotte. He resides in Greensboro, North Carolina
Matt Kendrick, bassist is a native of Winston-Salem, where he attended the North Carolina School of the Arts. In 1977, he moved to New York City and performed for four years in numerous avant-garde venues. After studying with jazz educator Jerry Coker at the University of Tennessee, and playing in the Knoxville Symphony, he returned to Winston-Salem in 1981. As a performer/composer, Matt has released five CD’s, including more that forty of his own compositions, to critical acclaim. He has also garnered many grants and fellowships.
Matt has performed with numerous jazz artists, including Marian McPartland, Tierney Sutton, Archie Shepp and Jaki Byard. He serves on the board of Music Carolina, and is the music director for Carolina Music Ways. He has scored music for three films, and his own ensemble, the Matt Kendrick Unit, has played festivals, museums, clubs, etc. throughout the southeast.
“Time Out” (song list)
Blue Rondo a la Turk
Strange Meadow Lark
Three To Get ready
Pick Up Sticks