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...
One of the best young players in town. -Village Voice
Rory Stuart plays clean, carefully developed lines that never allow heat to submerge continuity. -Boston Phoenix
A promising young guitarist swings mightily backed by an outstanding rhythm section. -Billboard
... a young guitarist with a bristling tone and an intelligent approach to harmony.. -Philadelphia Inquirer
One of the most exciting bebop-oriented guitarists to emerge in recent memory ...embracing the daring, innovation, purity, and freedom associated with the work of legends such as John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis. -Guitar Player Magazine
Strong fluent soloist... -New York Times
Intimate music full of energy and intelligence -Penguin Encyclopedia of Popular Music, 2nd edition
perhaps THE most innovative straight-ahead jazz guitarist to emerge in years… -Jazz Times
Rory Stuart is one of the freshest new guitarists in jazz...
LocationNew York, NY
Credentials/BackgroundNew School University Department of Jazz and Contemporary Music: teach Advanced Rhythm classes, lead the rhythm curriculum.
Clinic/Workshop Information2005-2008 Veneto Jazz (Bassano Italy) 2008 Kazakhstan (Astana and Almaty) 2007, 2001 IAJE clinics at annual convention 2007-2008 Korea Jazz Festival and Workshop also clinics at JazzNights/Langnau (Switzerland), Jazz Outreach (Austria), Berkelee College of Music, across the USA, etc...