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Time: November 11, 2015 from 8pm to 11pm
Street: 4 Coburg Road
City/Town: Wood Green, N22 6UJ
Website or Map: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/…
Event Type: 'music', 'jazz', 'jazz, music', at, karamel', in, wood, green', harringay'
Organized By: Karamel
Latest Activity: Nov 6, 2015
Jury Prize and Révélation of Jazz à Juan, the Australian guitarist releases his third album
featuring African and South American Grooves, rock and post rock, and Indian and Balkan
"Without doubt one of the best jazz albums of the year" "Eight gold nuggets of jazz like we find so rarely" "5/5 stars" (Nouvelle Vague)
"An absolutely superb album!" "Music that shimmers" (Alex Dutilh, France Musique)
"His original style, as fluid as it is inventive and marked by rock, works wonders in Place to Be, his just released 3rd album" (Michel Contat, Télérama)
"A very fluid modern jazz, free and enjoyable to listen to" "18/20" (Hifi Vidéo)
"Stuart's compositions are varied and evocative, arranged in thoughtful. Composite ways" "4 stars" (John McBeath, The Australian)
"Post jazz drawing largely on African influences that, with the use of short cycles, reaches intense peaks" (Rock my Days)
"A great journey through India, Africa, Asia and South America" (Maitre Chronique)
"A distinctive musical personality, one that delights in its unfolding" (The Music Trust)
Paris based Australian guitarist Alex Stuart moved to France 2005, releasing the album Around ("Révélation" of Jazz Magazine/Jazzman) in 2010 with his quartet. His first album Waves was recorded in Sydney in 2005 with the cream of the Australian scene. His new album Place to Be has just been released to a landslide of critical acclaim.
His project, the ‘Alex Stuart Quartet’ won the prestigious "Révélation 2011 de Jazz à Juan" in 2011 and took away the Jury Prize. The group has played at numerous other festivals and clubs around the world including Jazz en Touraine, Jazz a Juan, Wangaratta Jazz Festival, Pune Jazz Utsav, Congo Square Jazz Fest, Jazz Contreband, Festiva’son, Odemira Jazz Festival, Jazz à Frontenay, Goa Heritage Jazz Festival, The Blue Frog Mumbai, The Sunset/Sunside, The Olympia, The New Morning, Cafe de la Danse, The Baiser Salé, Bennetts Lane, ANU School of Music... the list goes on.
In 2013, Stuart was a nominee for the Freedman Fellowship (prize for the best young talents of Australian jazz). Another blistering night of class in North London’s best kept secret. Let’s not keep it too long eh? It’s good to share the sound of magic…
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