Neil Maya Quartet
For many people, the sound of Dave Brubeck’s ‘Take 5’ is the sound of jazz. This popular American pianist and composer, who died just a few years ago, did more than perhaps anyone to bring jazz into the popular mainstream. Now Devon based musician Neil Maya has put together a group of some of the finest musicians in the South West to authentically reproduce the best known Dave Brubeck recordings such as ‘It’s a Raggy Waltz’, ‘Blue Rondo a la Turk’, ‘Unsquare Dance’ and of course ‘Take 5’ as well as lesser known gems from some of Dave Brubeck quartet’s finest albums including Time in, Time Further Out, Dave Digs Disney and of course the iconic Time Out.
The band has performed numerous sell-out shows, including the Teignmouth Jazz Festival, numerous arts centres as well as many shows for rural touring schemes in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset, Herefordshire and Shropshire The band released a live CD/DVD of the project in June 2017. For more information