For one night only in Brisbane - a meeting of guitar minds comes to Doo Bop. Join leading Sydney based gypsy jazz guitarist Nigel Date, acclaimed modern jazz guitarist Toby
For one night only in Brisbane – a meeting of guitar minds comes to Doo Bop. Join leading Sydney based gypsy jazz guitarist Nigel Date, acclaimed modern jazz guitarist Toby Wren and world jazz fusion multi-instrumentalist Bart Stenhouse as they light the stage with a dynamic range of music from modern jazz through the realms of gypsy jazz, jazz standards and flamenco jazz fusion!
Nigel Date is a professional guitarist based in Sydney Australia with more than 30 years playing experience. He has worked in countless recording sessions and live performances. Nigel is well known for being an expert accompanist for work with singers, violinists, horn players and other guitarists. Nigel is the guitarist for based bands including Hurricane Fred, The Straight Back Fellows, The Eye of Chaos, The Benny Goodman Project, Gadjo Guitars, The String Cartel and Repo Diablo as well as one half of guitar duo the world renowned and well travelled Date Brothers with Ireland based
brother Ian Date.
Nigel has appeared at every Oz Manouche Festival in Brisbane since it’s inception in 2006, Australia’s annual celebration of the gypsy jazz or Django Reinhardt style guitar. He is also the guitarist for the 10 day annual Noosa Jazz Party which sees him performing with 30 of the cream of Australian jazz musicians.
His own original music ranges in style from alien space rock guitar to blues, jazz and gypsy styles. Nigel brings a great energy, sensitivity and humour to his performances. He aims to please, elevate the musicians he accompanies and thrill audiences.
Toby Wren is an Australian jazz composer and performer. He is best known for his jazz ensemble ‘The Toby Wren Trio/Quartet’, and the ‘Carnatic Jazz Experiment’, which is a South Indian cross cultural musical project.
Toby graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium in 1998, and has since been selected for the Australian Composers Orchestral Forum twice, has been a Composer Affiliate of The Queensland Orchestra, and has had music performed by some of Australia’s leading orchestras and ensembles, including arrangements for popular artists such as George, Rhubarb and Chris Pickering. In 1997, he also won the 1997 DIGF composition prize for his guitar piece ‘Nebbish’.
In 2006, Wren travelled to India to collaborate with, and learn from great musicians of the Carnatic musical system of Southern India. In 2008 he returned to India, with the intent of developing a cross cultural project for extensive touring. Also in 2006, The Toby Wren Trio released an album titled ‘Umlaut’, with launches at the Brisbane Powerhouse and The Brisbane Festival Spiegeltent. The 2008 release ‘Everything Must Go’ features Wren on guitar, Georgia Weber on bass, Joe Marchisella on drums, and world saxophone competition winner Jamie Oehlers on saxophone.This recording was reviewed by the Courier Mail newspaper, with the following comment: “A thrilling ride with some unexpected detours… Everything Must Go was recorded in a day. With a quartet this good, who needs longer?”
Bart Stenhouse has the muscle to settle any score. Musically speaking, that is. Packing a powerful ability to balance raw edge with feel good grooves, Bart’s music brilliantly blends fiery flamenco with cool jazz and rollicking Indian rhythms to create a sound that leaves the listener energised and ready for more.
Bart started on a musical journey from an early age. However, it wasn’t until recently that he found his true calling – world fusion music. Inspired by his travels across North America, India and Spain, Bart’s music explores the signature harmonies, rhythms and instrumental identities of different world music cultures.
Wielding his weapons of choice, electric and flamenco guitar and electric mandolin, Bart teams up with original artists across the globe to explore and craft soundscapes not heard before. An experienced producer, Bart records and releases his compositions under his own label, Stenhouse Records and in 2014 brought to the world his debut album ‘Blue Benares’. Hailed as ‘one of the best up and coming jazz fusion artists’ by Indian slide guitar maestro and guru Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya at the 2016 India International Guitar Festival, the young Australian composer is fast building a reputation as an original, collaborative and innovative artist.
Doors open at 5pm. Show starts at 6.00pm.
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Standards/ Gypsy Jazz
(Sunday) 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Doo-Bop Jazz Bar
101 Edward St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
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