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09 Dec

Bill Stewart Masterclass

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Bill Stewart Masterclass on December 9, 2013 at Chitirou Theater & art cafe - Iera odo 44 - 210 3412313 -  start at 20:30 -  entrance 35 euros - Limited number of seats.
Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, drummer Bill Stewart  made his name as the rhythmic force behind guitarist John Scofield's band, collaborating with him for five years between 1990 and 1995. He is now one of the most sought after jazz drummers in the world. Stewart's playing is distinguished by its melodic focus, and its polyrhythmic, or layered, character. Although his drumming bears the influence of various melodic and hard swinging drummers who preceded him, including Max Roach, Roy Haynes, and Jack DeJohnette, Stewart's voice is clearly his own, and already is influencing a younger generation of drummers. 
Stewart has toured extensively with Michael Brecker, Kevin Hays, Lee Konitz, Pat Metheny, Joshua Redman, and Maceo Parker.  His longstanding association with John Scofield has led to some of the highest quality records and live concerts in modern jazz.
An excellent composer in his own right, Stewart has made several records as a leader that predominantly feature his own music, bearing the same thoughtfulness, humor, and impeccable taste that one hears in his playing.

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