Wax On - Louis Stewart at The Vintage Room | The Workmans Club


The Vintage Room | The Workmans Club
10 Wellington Quay


Wed, October 24, 2018

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Our 10th Wax On will focus on the life and music of Irish Jazz legend LOUIS STEWART. Considering the sizeable contribution Stewart has made to the Irish Jazz scene, we have included a performance element to the evening, which will see guitarist Hugh Buckley and bassist Dave Fleming, both of whom worked extensively with Stewart throughout his life, take to the stage.

Louis Stewart performed with many of jazz greats, including legendary US band-leader Benny Goodman and the great English pianist, George Shearing. Throughout the 1970s, Stewart was a regular in the Ronnie Scott quintet, playing almost nightly in the saxophonist’s eponymous Soho club, where his playing attracted the attention of some of the leading jazz musicians of the day. Among the guitarists who admired Stewart’s playing were US jazz giants such as Jim Hall and Joe Pass. Stewart achieved what no other Irish jazz musician before or since has managed – to become one of the most respected players of his instrument in the world. ...

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