A night of high calibre world music at HOTA on the Gold Coast not to be missed.
Sat 17th December
HOTA - GC
A night of high calibre world music at HOTA on the Gold Coast not to be missed.
Sat 17th December
HOTA - GC
Am very happy to be part of the 2018 Woodford Folk Festival program for this year with marvellous Indian Classical Violinist Sukhdev Mishra from Varanasi and Australian tabla player extraordinaire Shen Flindell. Check out the full WFF program for more details and tickets:
FLAMENCO MEETS JAZZ AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES - PACO HEREDIA (Spain) & BART STENHOUSE (Aus)
Presale tickets are AVAILABLE NOW for all shows.
Full details and description below:
SAT MARCH 31 - TOOWOOMBA QLD - Ortem - Tickets available through www.bartstenhouse.com/events
TUES APRIL 3 - NAMBOUR (SUNSHINE COAST) QLD - Bison Bar - Tickets available through
WED APRIL 4 - BRISBANE QLD - Doo Bop Jazz Bar - Tickets available through www.doo-bop.com.au/…/4-april-2018-flamenco-guitari…/
THURS APRIL 5 - BANGALOW NSW - Byron Bay Jazz and World Music Club - Tickets available through www.bartstenhouse.com/events
FRI APRIL 6th - TENTERFIELD NSW - St Stephen's Church Tickets available through www.bartstenhouse.com/events
SAT APRIL 7TH - BELLINGEN NSW - Bellingen Memorial Hall - Tickets available through www.bartstenhouse.com/events
SUN APRIL 8TH - SYDNEY NSW - Camelot Lounge - Tickets available through www.stickytickets.com.au/65199/paco_heredia_spain__bart_stenhouse_%40_camelot_lounge.aspx
TUES APRIL 10TH - WOLLONGONG NSW - Wollongong Conservatorium - Tickets available through www.wollcon.com.au/news-events/ or through www.bartstenhouse.com/events (to find updated ticket link)
WED APRIL 11TH - CANBERRA ACT - Smiths Alternative - Tickets available through www.smithsalternative.com (call Nigel on 0401 084 773 for more information concerning tickets) or through www.bartstenhouse.com/events (to find updated ticket link)
THURS APRIL 12TH - CANDELO NSW - Candelo Town Hall - Tickets available through www.bartstenhouse.com/events
FRI APRIL 13TH - ORBOST VIC - Orbost Exhibition Centre - Tickets available through www.bartstenhouse.com/events
SAT APRIL 14TH - MELBOURNE VIC - Paris Cat Jazz Club - Tickets available through www.rollerdigital.com/pariscat/product/172206?date=20180414#/sessions
SUN APRIL 15TH - DUNOLLY VIC - Dunolly Town Hall - For bookings phone Rachel 0427275 006 or firstname.lastname@example.org
TUES 17TH APRIL - TRIABUNNA TAS - The Village - Tickets available through www.bartstenhouse.com/events
WED 18TH APRIL - DEVONPORT TAS - Lifeway Auditoirum - Tickets available through www.bartstenhouse.com/events
THURS 19TH APRIL - STANLEY TAS - Stanley Town Hall - Tickets available through www.bartstenhouse.com/events
FRI 20TH APRIL - LAUNCESTON TAS - The Tonic Bar - Tickets available through www.bartstenhouse.com/events
SAT APRIL 21ST - HOBART TAS - Battery Point Community Hall - Tickets available through www.bartstenhouse.com/events
SUN APRIL 22nd - SPREYTON TAS - La Villa Wines - Tickets available through www.bartstenhouse.com/events
PACO HEREDIA (Barcelona 1979), is a flamenco guitarist born in Barcelona descended from guitarists. At the age of 3 he starting playing his first guitar and to this day, this gypsy guitarist describes it as "a fundamental part of his life".
Paco Heredia receives a traditional formation from his childhood and guarded by his family, accompanying singing and dancing. At the age of 14, he continued his studies and entered the Liceo de Barcelona where, in the face of the teacher Enrique and Granados, he stands out for his skills and qualification in his discipline.
He compiles his studies with various performances, in the Tablaos of Barcelona and abroad. She has worked in Tarantos, in the Tablao of Carmen Amaya, in tablao Cordobés, in addition to several flamenco Peñas de Cataluña. In spite of his youth this guitarist soon stands out to gather in his touch the glitter at the same time as the purity, legacy of his family inheritance rooted in the most genuine flamenco tradition.
His facet as a composer leads him to musically direct theater plays such as "Bodas de Sangre" by Federico García Lorca, including "Lola Vende cá" by director Llorens Soler.
Constant appearances in television as well as the diffusion of his own works, through Theater or concerts make of this young guitarist a constant of the national flamenco panorama.
It should be noted that due to his merits, Paco Heredia became the Director of the Flamenco Department of La Escuela de Córdoba.
Paco Heredia Torres has worked with Paco de Lucía, Montse Cortés, Guadiana, Duquende, Jorge Pardo, Ginesa Ortega, and La Genára to name just a few... He has toured across Germany, Kuwait, France, Switzerland, Slovenia, and Austria. In 2006 he recorded his first album, produced by "Juan José Suarez" Paquete, winner of the Grammy by Aguadulce de Tomatito, and "Picasso in my eyes".
'Paco Heredia belongs to the pool of flamenco guitarists post Paco de Lucía: he represents that generation of guitarists whose musical grace is both rhythmic and harmonic' (flamenco journalist Ana Sánchez in La2, a Spanish national TV Chanel)
BART STENHOUSE has the muscle to settle any score. Musically speaking, that is. Packing a powerful ability to balance raw edge with feel good grooves, Bart’s music brilliantly blends fiery flamenco with cool jazz and rollicking Indian rhythms to create a sound that leaves the listener energised and ready for more.
Bart started on a musical journey from an early age. However, it wasn’t until recently that he found his true calling – world fusion music. Inspired by his travels across North America, India and Spain, Bart’s music explores the signature harmonies, rhythms and instrumental identities of different world music cultures.
Wielding his weapons of choice, electric and flamenco guitar and electric mandolin, Bart teams up with original artists across the globe to explore and craft soundscapes not heard before. An experienced producer, Bart records and releases his compositions under his own label, Stenhouse Records and in 2014 brought to the world his debut album ‘Blue Benares’. Hailed as ‘one of the best up and coming jazz fusion artists’ by Indian slide guitar maestro and guru Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya at the 2016 India International Guitar Festival, the young Australian composer is fast building a reputation as an original, collaborative and innovative artist.
'Bart is one of the best up and coming jazz fusion artists right now'
— Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya - Grammy Nominated Indian Classical Artist and Director of the India International Guitar Festival
December 2017 saw Australian jazz fusion guitarist Bart Stenhouse complete his first overseas tour with 5 concerts in India - performing as a special guest at the Khajuaraho International Film Festival with Surojato Roy on tabla and Sukhdev Mishra on violin and a series of shows in Varanasi including a dawn concert at Assi Ghat.
In May this year (2018) Bart will bring his music to New Zealand for the first time with 10 concerts across both the North and South Islands schedule from late April to May. Head to the events page to see when he will be appearing in a town near you.
After three successful national tours this year with three wonderful artists from around the world - tabla maestro Surojato Roy from Calcutta India, the amazing gyspy guitarist Lulo Reinhardt and virtuosic jazz violinist Daniel Weltlinger - I must thank all of the wonderful people around the country who have helped make these tours a success:
My wife Nina and family, the venue/events managers, audiences members, fellow musicians, promoters, agents, house concert hosts, sound engineers and many many others... There are way too many of you all to thank you individually, but I know who you are and will be forever grateful and humbled by your support, help, co-operation and belief. Thank you so much, I hope to continue working together with you all as time continues...
I am off to India to tour/perform again in early December for a few weeks and am now able to officially announce the tour collaborations for 2018:
April 2018 - With flamenco guitar maestro Paco Heredia Torres from Barcelona, Spain plus debut solo shows in New Zealand
July 2018 - Touring again with tabla wiz Surojato Roy from Calcutta, India
Sep 2018 - Touring again through Australia and New Zealand with Lulo Reinhardt from Koblenz, Germany
Dec/Jan 2018/2019 - Touring for the first time with Indian violin virtuoso Sukhdev Prasad Mishra from Varanasi, India
Tour dates and locations to be announced in the coming months. Thank you, all the best until next time folks.
Hey Folks. I am performing this Sunday 22nd October at Doo Bop Jazz Bar Brisbane with the wonderful Dave Spicer on piano, Thierry Fossemalle on bass and Hugh Jones on drums. We will be performing a mixture of latin/flamenco jazz originals and some of our favourite standards.
Shows starts at 7:30pm and tickets are slightly cheaper with 15% off food when you buy them online. See you there!
The next national tour in 2017 for Bart Stenhouse is with Daniel Weltlinger, the wonderful Berlin based gypsy jazz violinist who plays regularly with Lulo Reinhardt's Latin Swing Project in Europe and abroad amongst many other other things musically.
Here is Daniel in action!
They are doing 7 shows together in September and October - heading all the way down to Tasmania. Bart will also be doing a whole series of dates solo around the country for the first time this tour as well (flamenco and jazz guitar).
For tour dates, more information and tickets head to the events page, under the performance tab.
This Wednesday 12th July 8:30pm - catch world renown gypsy guitar virtuoso Lulo Reinhardt (Germany) in concert at Venue 505 Surry Hills for his only Sydney show this year. Not to be missed!
Tickets are $45 available online and at the door. Get tickets from: http://venue505.com/gigs/lulo-reinhardt-and-bart-stenhouse-1493861658.html
A few last standing room tickets are available for our Brisbane Jazz Club show tonight at 7pm - show is very close to selling out.
Following on from a wonderful East Coast Australian tour with Indian tabla wizard Surojato Roy from Calcutta a few weeks back...
It is with great joy and excitement that I can announce my second national tour for the year! I have the privilege to join with internationally renown guitar legend Lulo Reinhardt to perform 14 shows around Australia in July this year. We will be performing a mixture of both of our materials as well as a few other surprises for concert audiences!
Head to the performance page- events tab for tickets and more information. Hope to see you all at one of the upcoming shows!
For tickets click here
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Bangalow Show going ahead in spite of rain today!
My Bangalow show with Indian tabla player Surojato Roy is going ahead tonight in spite of the rain folks. Doors at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm.
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Bart Stenhouse Quartet
A combination of Jazz, North Indian classical and flamenco influences and re-arranged standards.
The band features some of the best up and coming jazz and fusion players in the country: Cleon Barraclough on keyboards, Pat Farrell on electric bass, Trent Bryson-Dean on drums, Ben Byrne on tenor sax and Bart Stenhouse on electric and flamenco guitars as well as electric mandolin (played in the South Indian style e.g. U Shrinivas from Shakti). Our music is a combination of Jazz, North Indian classical and flamenco influences and we play mostly original compositions with some standards re-arranged.
Here is the link to Bart's Facebook page for you to see and hear more:
The Bart Stenhouse Group had a brilliant time performing for the lovely people at the Queen St Community Centre in Yeppoon and at the Rockhampton River Festival in Qld last weekend! The group performed their Indo- Jazz repertoire on the Friday concert and the Flamenco-Jazz repertoire on the Saturday concert to the very receptive audience.
Thank you so much to everyone who came out in what were very stormy conditions to check out the shows and workshop! We can't wait to get back up north again to perform for you all soon! If you would like to stay informed of future shows, simply join the mailing list on the home page to do so.
Until next time... Best, Bart
Am really looking forward to the next Bart Stenhouse Group performance at JMI Live in Brisbane this Thursday 23rd June! Check the link below for details!
Looking forward to the next Bart Stenhouse Group performance at the Lismore Jazz Club coming up on Sunday 5th June at 2pm. Performing some new material for the first time with the group, can't wait!
For more details, visit:
A massive thank you to all of the wonderful people and JMI staff who hosted us and came out to the Bart Stenhouse Group debut performance at JMI live last night! Your warm and engaged response to the music was very inspiring and humbling. Look forward to more shows like this again soon! We will be back at JMI live again on June 23.
We will be uploading video from the performance last night within the next month, so keep an eye out for it on my youtube channel and on the Video section of the Media tab page above. Thanks again also to my killer band, am very lucky to have all of you to bring this music to life.
All the best folks, Bart
Below is a link to an interview I recently conducted with the Indian journalist and blogger Abhijit Ganguly, from the Bart Stenhouse Group performance at the 2016 India International Guitar Festival a few weeks back. http://kolkatakonnector.blogspot.in/2016/01/music-that-explores-improvisation.html?m=1
There are over a million guitarists in our country with a mix of slide guitar, Rock,Jazz, blues, and song accompanists, yet we proudly present to you the second year of the first ever India International Guitar festival 2016. The festival was conceived by Debashish Bhattacharya who dedicated it to the cause of creating awareness about the slide guitar which migrated to India during the Second World War.
Besides patronizing the slide guitar this unique festival brings to you the finest world music bands and artists from various corners of the world. The festival includes the genres of Island Music from La-reunion, French, Irish-Celtic music, American Blues, Country music, Rock Music, World Fusion Music and Indian Classical Music. Each day of the festival will cater to the listener’s yearning for music that is new and unheard of. The festival promotes active listening, and experiencing world music live right here in Kolkata.
On the day of inauguration we will bring to you a collaboration by Israeli bassist Gal Maestro, Master Suryadipta on slide Guitar, Anandi Bhattacharya from Kolkata and Charu Hariharan from Trivandram followed by a performance of country blues and his own style and set of music called the Acoustronica Blues by Daniel Shane Thomas. The following day hosts the performance of Giuliano Modarelli and his band called the Kefaya, which he conceived with pianist Al MacSween followed by The Bart Stenhouse Band , a Jazz fusion music ensemble. The next day we host the Rock Guitar Night with City's own Amyt Dutta and his group and the Underground Authority. The final day will be an evening of pure classical music concert the maestros Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri and Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya.
Input comments DB : " I've travelled since past few months in villages of Bengal, gave free workshops, free guitars and hand picked talents of slide guitar to nurture further through my IIGF. I'm bringing some finest music unheard live before in India. Over forty years I've taught four generations how to play Ragas on slide guitar. Today I'm opening humbly - a door for my kolkatan audience, please always remember it's not a corporate effort, I'm putting on my own this festival It's a humble effort of an Indian Classical musician to bring the world to Kolkata. Welcome you all, support me, enjoy, relax and start your new year with happiness."
Gal Maestro from Israel a 24 years old western Double bass player says-" I'm very excited from the bond created spiritually and musically through this festival, Debashishji and Tripti ji initiated -is a unique project that fulfill exactly what I feel that is missing today in the conflicting ideologies of the crazy world".
The festival aims to provide support and scholarships for young guitarists.
It aims to create an environment where musicians can grow and be enriched among maestros of music who will undoubtedly impart knowledge and an experience that will be memorable for all those who participate.
The Guitar competitions are another wing of our many facets. The event will be held categorically: there will be prizes for all respective genres.
Your gracious presence, support and blessings at the opening and every day is most important.
At your service
debashish Bhattacharya and
Entire IIGF team.