Rory Stuart is an innovative jazz guitarist and composer, with a mature modern style. He's been critically acclaimed as one of the foremost young musicians of the decade. Stuart has a healthy respect for the jazz tradition. Largely self-taught, he's benefited from an ongoing exchange of musical ideas with his long-time friend Tuck Andress, and studied briefly but intensively with excellent guitarist's guitarist Dave Creamer. He cites John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, and Wayne Shorter as influences; yet his style is uniquely his own. Described in JAZZ TIMES as perhaps THE most innovative straight-ahead jazz guitarist to emerge in years, his two previous recordings as leader of a quartet have both received 4 star reviews in DOWNBEAT and been voted in the 10 best of the year in CODA...
AwardsNational Endowment for the Arts fellowship; Meet the Composer grant; New School Recognition of Excellence Award (2006), etc...
So Rise UpSmart Cat Music
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