alex stuart | carl morgan | kade brown
‘Bringing their Music Back Home’
Sunday 28 October 2018 | 1-5pm Gates open 12noon | Windsong Pavilion
Three jazz stars return home from ‘the City’, bringing back music inspired by our wilderness coast and beyond.
All have won critical recognition as composers, performers and bandleaders:
Alex Stuart (guitar) is Paris-based. He has released four albums, won a prestigious French jazz award and been nominated for Australia’s Freedman Jazz Fellowship. He will perform with his French band and launch his new album, Aftermath.
Carl Morgan (guitar) is based in Sydney. He has won Australia’s top jazz award, released his debut album and is a 2018 Freedman Jazz Fellowship finalist. His band will include renowned drummer Ben Vanderwal and singer Matilda Abraham.
Kade Brown (piano) is Melbourne-based. He has performed in Europe and the US and won two important awards for his suite, Frictions – soon to be released as his third record. His band includes two of Australia’s top musicians, Julien Wilson and Sam Anning.
The event will be an international ‘mini-festival’: each of the three Australian and French bands will play a set and then all musicians will come together for a concluding ‘jam session’.
It will be a Spring afternoon of the best of contemporary jazz from three extraordinary artists from this corner of the world.