Originally from country South Australia, Quentin Angus is a multi-award winning Australian jazz guitarist, 24 years of age, who recently moved to New York to undertake a Masters at the Purchase College Conservatory of Music. Since his arrival in NY just one year ago, Angus has already begun leading his own bands at various venues in Manhattan, has recorded an album of original compositions entitled ‘Retrieval Structure’, and toured Europe with the 'Quentin Angus Quintet' in September 2011, which included performing at the 2011 ‘Jazz Hoeilaart Festival’ in Belgium.
Angus was also selected as one of Downbeat Magazines '34th Annual Student Music Awards' for his composition 'Five Ahead', and was one of 20 musicians from around the globe selected for the 2011 'Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Residency' at the Kennedy Centre. His guitar tutor at Purchase College is the world renowned John Abercrombie, although, he is also working closely with John Riley, Todd Coolman, Hal Galper, Jon Gordan, Andy Laverne, Kermit Driscoll, and Randy Johnston.
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Angus' compositions and playing are rooted in the best of the Jazz tradition while eagerly embracing modern concepts. - John Riley
Quentin Angus is a very talented young guitarist and composer with a great future ahead of him. - Jon Gordon
(Angus') statement on the guitar is very personal and unique. His debut record includes a collection of very adventurous, yet heartfelt, compositions.- Gilad Hekselman
(Quentin's) beautiful original compositions were matched with elegant, weaving improvisational resonances- Chris Braham (Performance Review- Jazz Notes)
(Angus's) guitar sparkled with adept and often high speed fingering- John McBeath (Performance Review- The Advertiser)
Willing to teach