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Co-Bill: Matthew Stewart with Band & Musical Art Quintet
December 11, 2012
Tuesday, Dec 11
- 8pm $14 adv, $18 door
"One of the most mysterious and beautiful things we can experience is art and just so happens that my favorite art is Music" -Matthew Stewart is an acclaimed performing, touring, and recording Guitarist/ Singer Songwriter based in San Francisco California. Having toured North America and Europe at such a young age Matthew Stewart is a veteran performer. As a Graduate of San Francisco Conservatory of Music he draws from many different genres that include Spanish, Folk, Rock, Classical and World music. If you were to take Jose Gonzalez, Otis Redding, City and Colour Bill Withers, and Iron and Wine, put them in a blender, you might get a taste of Matthew Stewart’s music.
Matthew was featured on the Anthony Bourdain Show "The Layover in San Francisco" January 2012
Matthew will be on Tour Fall of 2012 in Europe. Matthew performs regularly in San Francisco Bay Area's top venues developing a loyal local and international fanbase.
Matthew recently completed his second studio album that is self-titled. Produced, written, and performed by Matthew this album is primarily acoustic guitar and vocally driven. His performances are beautifully captured in this 100% hand made music. Matthew shapes elegant melodies and stunning guitar work together effortlessly, leaving the listener with a question “why have I not heard of Matthew Stewart before”, well now you have. Matthew continues to capture audiences all over the world and will be an Artist to look out for in the coming months. Matthew Stewart's website
THE MUSICAL ART QUINTET:
The Musical Art Quintet was formed in 2008 in the Mission district of San Francisco during chamber music jam sessions every Sunday night at Cafe Revolution. Each week a new piece of music was written by MAQ band leader Sascha Jacobsen to be performed at Classical Revolution, and ink still wet, we would read through the piece in front of a live audience. As our repertoire grew, a core group of players emerged and the quintet was founded.
The name of the quintet is taken from The Musical Art Quartet, a string quartet formed in the 1920's and led by the Great-Grandfather and namesake of MAQ bassist/composer/bandleader Sascha Jacobsen.
Nuevo Chamber is our name for this new genre that blends world music influences with a chamber music ensemble, infusing rhythms from Argentina, Cuba, Africa, Jazz, Classical and even Electronica into our own style of music.
The Quintet's debut recording, Nuevo Chamber, released on the Classical Revolution Records label, has received much critical acclaim.
"Classical music is sexy again. Lest you doubt that, look no further than chamber group, The Musical Art Quintet." (East Bay Express)