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Quentin Bryan Angus

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.

Quentin has performed in Australia, Japan, Europe, New Zealand and the United States, including events such as the Adelaide International Guitar Festival, Mt Barker Jazz Festival, Jazz Hoeilaart (Europe), and the Adelaide FRINGE. He has performed/ recorded with John Abercrombie, Bob Mintzer, Wolfgang Muthspiel, James Morrison and Michelle Nichole, while being involved in various Australian music groups such as The Quentin Angus Quintet, Mr Goodnight, The Cerberus Project, and The New Cabal. Angus also has had the opportunity to study under Pat Martino, Gilad Hekselman, Steve Khan, Adam Rodgers, Jonathan Kreisberg, Mike Moreno, 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)

Primary Instrument

Guitar

Willing to teach

Advanced only

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Discography

In Stride

In Stride

QFTF
2017

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Perception

Perception

Self Produced
2014

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Retrieval Structure

Retrieval Structure

Self Produced
2012

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Particular Peculiar

Particular Peculiar

Quentin Bryan Angus
Perception

Coltrane Matrix

Coltrane Matrix

Quentin Bryan Angus
Retrieval Structure

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