Zephyrs bring it home as jazz trio sets sail for Barragga Bay

HOME CALLING: Alex Stuart calls Barragga Bay his Australian home and will return to play a jazz gig soon with friends.

HOME CALLING: Alex Stuart calls Barragga Bay his Australian home and will return to play a jazz gig soon with friends.

Once a year Zephyrs Jazz club presents an outstanding group of contemporary jazz musicians in concert.

On October  28, the concert features three award-winning musicians Carl Morgan, Alex Stuart and Kade Brown, each artist inspired by the wild beauty of this corner of the world.

The show is called Bringing their music back home, but there will also be an international flavour, with Alex’s French musicians playing in the jam session that concludes this ‘mini-festival’ event.

Listen from 1-5pm; gates open 11:30am at the Windsong Pavilion, Four Winds, Barragga Bay, in partnership with Four Winds.

Alex Stuart (guitar) calls Barragga Bay his Australian home and the region’s coastline has inspired songs on each of his albums. He moved to Paris in 2005 after graduating from ANU’s School of Music and releasing his first album, Waves. He has formed various ensembles with some of France’s leading musicians and released three albums there. Alex won the prestigious Jazz à Juan Festival’s ‘Révélations Jury Prize’ in 2010. In Australia he was nominated for the Freedman Music Fellowship in 2013. He will perform with his French band during this Australian launch of his new album, Aftermath (2017). France’s leading jazz publication Jazz Magazine has awarded Aftermath one of its rare four-star ratings.

Guitarist Carl Morgan grew up in Central Tilba.

Guitarist Carl Morgan grew up in Central Tilba.

Carl Morgan (guitar) grew up in Central Tilba. He graduated in 2009 from the ANU School of Music with the Karmel Award for most outstanding student. He released his debut album, Stone, in 2012, won the National Jazz Award in 2014 and is a nominee for the 2018 Freedman Music Fellowship. He performs with his own ensembles and in bands such as The Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra and he has shared the stage with international stars such as Chris Potter and Jim McNeely – and the Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts in his jazz persona! 

Kade Brown hails from Candelo.

Kade Brown hails from Candelo.

Kade Brown (piano) comes from the impressively musical locality of Candelo and is now based in Melbourne. He studied at Monash University under luminaries Paul Grabowsky, Barney McAll and Sam Keevers, graduating in 2016. He leads a quintet with top Melbourne musicians and has performed at some of the city’s major jazz venues. He has also performed with international greats such as Ben Monder, Melissa Aldana and George Garzone. Kade’s latest composition, the suite ‘Frictions’, is inspired by his home country’s pristine landscapes. Kade won the Monash Jazz Prize in 2016 and the 2017 Allan Zavod Classical-Jazz Fusion Award for this impressive work. A record release is scheduled for late 2018.

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