The Adelaide Jazz Quintet was a popular Jazz ensemble active in Adelaide the late 1950s.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Established by Bryce Rohde, Jake Brokensha, Errol Buddle, Alf Holyoak and Maurice Le Doueff, they patterned their style on along the lines adopted by Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan and other modernists of the time.
The band reached the stage of technical virtuosity, balanced by a happy, healthy beat equally suitable for dancing and relaxed listening. Alongside The Penny Rockets and the Ian Drinkwater Octet, they appeared in Kym Bonythons "Tempo of the Times", the Jazz and Rock'n'Roll spectacular in October of 1957.
Members[edit | edit source]
- Neville Dunn - Piano
- Billy Ross - Drums
- Gary Haines - Drums
- John Bermington - Bass
- Dick Korff - Bass
- Charlie Foster - Trombone, Trumpet
- Bill Greeneklee - Clarinet, Saxophone
- Diane Chamberlain - Vocals
- Terry Meehan - Vocals