Presented by Restrung Productions and Metro Arts

Classic trio jazz and funky rhythms make for a spicy bouillabaisse when Brisbane’s legendary David Bentley Trio (DB3) takes the stage, joined by virtuoso violinist Shenzo Gregorio and cellist Danielle Bentley.

Accomplished jazz/blues pianist and composer David Bentley is best-known in Britain as author of In A Broken Dream – a hit for Python Lee Jackson (feat. Rod Stewart) in the 70s and, more recently, as a remix by Harlem rapper Rocky A$ap.

In this special Restrung performance, they will be joined by Shenzo Gregorio – a multi-award winning world-renowned jazz and classical violinist/improviser and composer and Danielle Bentley – a classically-trained award-winning cellist and festival curator, specialising in Australian art music.

Legendary Brisbane musicians Andrew Shaw (bass) and Nathan Goldman (drums) make up the rest of this swinging, spirited and multi-faceted lineup featuring Bentley’s originals, timeless standards, quirky blues and New Orleans grooves.


Sat 16 Oct, 2021




New Benner Theatre | Metro Arts, West End


General Admission $35*
Concession $25*
Groups 6+

* +Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased


60 mins


Suitable for all ages.

Contains haze/smoke effects.


David Bentley

David Bentley is an accomplished jazz/blues pianist and composer. As well as being a drawcard in its own right, David’s trio has backed many jazz luminaries – including vibraphonist Milt Jackson, reedman Phil Woods and vocalist Mark Murphy. The trio performs at jazz clubs in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast and has been featured at music festivals, including the Byron Bay Blues Festival, Queensland Music Festival, Restrung and Brisbane Festival. As a songwriter, David is best-known in Britain as the author of ‘In A Broken Dream’ –  a hit for Python Lee Jackson in the 70s  and, more recently, as a remix by Harlem rapper Rocky A$ap.

Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw is the bassist of choice not only for DB3 but for artists like saxophonist Dave Liebman and guitarist John Scofield.  Shaw performs in genres from jazz to world music and classical.

Nathan Goldman

Nathan Goldman is a tasty and swinging jazz drummer whose style defies easy categorisation. Prominent in the Brisbane jazz scene for the past 18 years, Nathan has performed with interstate and overseas touring artists including Dale Barlow, James Sherlock and Hetty Kate as well as with the West End Composer’s Collective and the Abbreviations Orchestra.


This project and Metro Arts have been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Metro Arts is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy. The Emerging Producer XChange is supported by the Ian Potter Foundation.


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