Jazz at the Shed – postponed
15 April | 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Apologies but we are having to postpone this event
We are currently in discussion with the performers organising a new date which will be posted shortly.
Anyone who has purchased a ticket for this event will be contacted just as soon as we can
has been playing guitar professionally for over 25 years and is lucky enough to have worked in a lot of different styles, jazz, blues, rock and funk in fact, anything he can put his hand and head to believing that it is important for any guitar player to not confine themselves to one style of music.
This has led to a lot of touring all over the world. He is what you might call “a freelance player”. For fifteen years he worked with a wonderful singer from New Orleans called Lillian Boutté. She’s the official musical ambassador for New Orleans; a title only previously held by Louis Armstrong. He has also worked with the great Pee Wee Ellis who was James Brown’s musical director for a few years and also Van Morrison, learning an awful about how to keep it simple and keep it funky. Other things he likes to do is play a sort of gypsy swing style; a bit like Django Reinhardt in a band he has called Moscow Drug Club. There is also the Denny Ilett/Jonny Bruce Big Band and with his good friend, James Morton’s band Pork Chop which features Ian Mathews; the great drummer from Casabean.
Has been a headline performer on the circuit for over twenty years. Rated amongst the very best in the UK, he has appeared with an amazing range of artists, in a multitude of styles, and is constant demand both here and abroad. You can expect some serious fretboard fireworks from this guitar master!
has a well earned reputation as a top class Gypsy Jazz guitarist.
He started playing the guitar when he was 18 years old – rather late for a gypsy guitarist (most of his peers would have been playing fluently by the age of seven!) Although initially Stuart studied and performed the classical guitar, he soon fell in love with the music of Django Reinhardt and his post-classical studies took him to work with some of the finest names in that genre both in the UK and overseas.
Like many of his contemporaries, Stuart is a consummate improviser and master of pin-point rhythm accuracy. Typical of the genre, Stuart is always searching for new musical challenges and he is constantly developing new techniques. He experiments with new rhythms and styles of playing, but these are always delivered with the solid underpinning of his first love: the musical style of Django.
Stuart has played the Goods Shed a couple of times now – as one half of Holder and Smith as well as the trio “One Night in Paris”. He is also a permanent and integral member of Gypsy Fire.
Our next Wednesday night jazz at the Shed is due to take place on the 17th June – performers will be announced nearer the time