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Myele Manzanza Trio & Hugh Stuckey Trio
An All Star Australian / New Zealand Double Bill
For one night only, Adelaide will be treated to a special one off double bill concert. New Zealand drummer, composer & producer Myele Manzanza and Adelaide's very own Hugh Stuckey returning from New York City, performing with their respective trios on the 22nd of August at Chateau Apollo for what will be an unmissable performance on the South Australian jazz calendar.
Myele Manzanza will be performing alongside a superstar trio of Ross McHenry on bass and Brenton Foster on keys. Hugh Stuckey will be joined by longtime friends and musical collaborators, Lyndon Gray and Joshua Baldwin.
Myele Manzanza Bio
“A musician who clearly sees the big picture” – Modern Drummer, USA
"Undeniable electricity" - Okayplayer, USA
“An inventive, accomplished and energetic drummer with a vibrant sound” - Sydney Morning Herald, AU
“Anyone who dares say jazz is a relaxing genre I would dare to attend a Manzanza gig” - Intertainment Magazine, UK
The son of a Congolese master percussionist, born and raised in NZ listening to hip hop, jazz and dance music, as an artist Myele Manzanza brings an eclectic style and diverse skill to his craft to create a genre bending experience rooted in jazz and African rhythm. Manzanza is a powerful drummer who has earned himself a reputation as a composer with vision, and a musician who is not afraid to experiment.
As a drummer and a sideman he continues to tour internationally and collaborate with a broad range of artists across multiple genres including Theo Parrish, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Ross McHenry, The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Amp Fiddler, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Ria Hall, Marcus Strickland, Recloose, Sorceress, Jordan Rakei and countless others.
Manzanza works hard to establish himself on the world stage, whether it’s being selected from over 20,000 applicants to participate in the Red Bull Music Academy in London, solo album releases on esteemed international labels Sound Signature, First Word and BBE, or his sophomore album OnePointOne’s nomination for the 2017 NZ Jazz Album of the Year.
Hugh Stuckey Bio
"Hugh Stuckey was born and raised near the small town of Rendelsham in southeastern South Australia. Hughspent his formative years at Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium and during this time he won the James Morrison Scholarship, allowing him to travel to New York in early 2006 to study with John Abercrombie and Ben Monder. In 2007 he participated in the National Jazz Awards, Australia’s most prestigious competition for jazz instrumentalists, and was awarded third place. Hugh moved to Melbourne in 2008, and was part of James Morrison’s touring band, as well as performing and recording in Europe and New York with ARIA award winning singer and pianist Sarah McKenzie, and playing mandolin with Golden Guitar winning bluegrass outfit Mustered Courage. In 2014 he was again a finalist in the National Jazz Awards and was awarded second place. In mid-2016 Hugh was accepted into the masters program at the Manhattan School of Music in New York where he studied with Jack Wilkins, Dave Liebman, Jim McNeely and many others. He currently resides in New York and regularly performs with many leading New York based musicians.
Hugh is back visiting Adelaide for a few weeks and will be joined by longtime friends and musical collaborators, Lyndon Gray and Joshua Baldwin."
Ross McHenry Bio
Ross McHenry is a composer, bass player and producer whose work forms a part of the ongoing international discourse on original creative music, its history and it’s future. His original compositions encompass a broad range of influences including jazz, afrobeat, contemporary electronic and chamber music. Ross’ work reflects the unique and changing cultural landscape of Australian creative music and aims to explore the idea of modern Australian cultural identity within the context of an increasingly interconnected global musical landscape. Ross has performed extensively around Australia and the world at leading arts festivals and venues including Glastonbury, The Sydney Festival, The Adelaide Festival, WOMADelaide, the Falls Festival, Wellington International Jazz Festival and the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.
Brenton Foster Bio
Winner of Best Jazz Album at the 2017 The Age Music Victoria Awards, Brenton Foster is an Australian composer, vocalist and pianist. He was the 2018 PBS FM Young Elder Of Jazz and presented his new work, a collaboration with American poet, Christopher Poindexter, at the 2018 Melbourne International Jazz Festival.
Brenton’s compositions draw on influences from contemporary jazz, cinematic, and singer-songwriter aesthetics while maintaining an individual and authentic voice firmly founded in the Australian musical landscape. His acclaimed album, The Nature Of Light (Bold Future Records) was PBS FM Feature Record in May 2017. The album was recently included in The Best Of Bandcamp Jazz 2017 as the sole Australian entry. The Nature Of Light follows Brenton’s 2016 release, Two Cities, recorded between Melbourne and Manhattan. It too was recognised as a nominee for Best Jazz Album at the 2016 The Age Music Victoria Awards.