Flamenco Jazz

Enjoy an afternoon of fiery and heartwarming flamenco jazz with Australian guitarist Bart Stenhouse. Packing a powerful ability to balance raw edge with feel good grooves, Bart’s music brilliantly blends fiery flamenco with cool jazz to create a sound that leaves the listener energised and ready for more.  In this concert Bart performs with accomplished violinist Willow Stahlut (The Imprints) and Pablo Ginzer (percussion). The trio will explore the Spanish flamenco roots of the guitar fusing it with touches of gypsy jazz, and Argentine tango.

DATE & TIME

SUNDAY, 29 OctoBER 3:00-4:30 PM


TICKETS

NORMAL $25 CONCESSION $20

“It’s great to know that there is someone in Australia following what I see as a courageous musical path, and in a style that I have loved and followed for years. I hear hints of Shakti and John McLaughlin albums such as Que Alegria and Belo Horizonte, but more importantly you make it original and YOURS. I will follow your work!”
— W.Cox Review

Bart Stenhouse – Guitar

Bart is an accomplished Australian guitarist and composer, well versed in Flamenco and Indian classical styles. He creates stunning sound worlds that blend the rhythms, harmonies and sonic identities of different cultures into a unique and engaging musical fusion. He is a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium and has gone on to study with the best musical masters all over the world, including North Indian Classical Maestro Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya (who is a Indian slide guitar specialist), and has also studied flamenco guitar in Spain and North America. 

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.

Willow Stahlut, Violin

Willow has performed all over the world with her main project The Imprints at festivals including Glastonbury (UK), Edinburgh Fringe Festival (UK), Katuaq (Greenland), ArtsWells (Canada), Atmosphere (Canada), Falls Festival (Australia), Luminate (New Zealand) and Fusion Festival (Germany). Willow has led orchestras and ensembles and has been part of many bands in Melbourne and more recently around the Byron Shire. She has also worked as part of the string section behind pop bands (such as Goldfrapp and the Cinematic Orchestra) and recorded on many albums (including Blue King Brown, Adalita and Little Birdy).

Pablo Ginzer, Percussion

Pablo is a cajon player and percussionist from Spain with several years of experience on drumming and different percussion instruments.  The flamenco cajon box is his main instrument played in different projects and bands such as Spanish traditional music bands, Spanish rumba duo, blues band and he is highly influenced by jazz and flamenco and the Spanish culture.  Pablo has had the opportunity to learn directly from masters of the cajon such as Jordan Migues or David Dominguez Orgaz Pablo will bring the Spanish attitude and the Mediterranean spice on every beat of his playing.