With spectacular beauty and craftsmanship, the award-winning artists in Stoneflower steal the hearts of audiences around Australia with evocative journeys through vocal jazz, Brazilian bossa nova sung in Portuguese & elegant retro pop.
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‘Effortlessly fluid vocals…’ The Age
‘Jazz of a very high order…’ Kenny Weir, Sunday Herald Sun
With spectacular beauty and craftsmanship, Australian trio Stoneflower steal the hearts of audiences around Australia with their evocative journeys through vocal jazz, Brazilian bossa nova & elegant retro-pop. Showcasing the artistry of guitarist Stephen Magnusson (co-winner of the National Jazz Awards at Wangaratta Jazz Festival) and bassist Tamara Murphy (recipient of the PBS Young Elder of Jazz Commission) with the silken voice of Jacqueline Gawler (singer/percussionist with internationally renowned vocal quintet Coco’s Lunch), Stoneflower bring a beguiling magic to every performance.
‘Jacqueline Gawler led the first set with a sultry and soulful performance, rich in the breathlessness that can only be found in (Brazilian) love songs.’ Beattopia 2015
Stoneflower is a collaboration between artists who perform regularly on the national and international circuit with award-winning ensembles including Coco’s Lunch, Jacqueline Gawler Band, Murphy’s Law, SNAG, Katie Noonan, Sylvan Coda, James Morrison, Picture Box Orchestra and Magnet. These three musicians ignite the stage with a hand-picked repertoire of songs made famous by artists such as Cassandra Wilson, Rickie Lee Jones, Joni Mitchell, Feist, Lake Street Dive, Bat For Lashes, Billie Holiday, The Kinks, Kate Bush, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Astrud Gilberto, João Gilberto and Elis Regina. Stoneflower performances showcase this trio’s exquisite attention to detail, lyrical approach and masterful interpretation of well-loved songs and Brazilian classics – producing a collective onstage energy and sound that is soulful, passionate, and entirely magnetic.
‘Stoneflower’s appearance at the 2014 Surrey Hills Music Festival was a highlight of the event…sophisticated, lyrical, intricate, intense and languid in measures’.
Surrey Hills Music Festival
Stoneflower have performed sell out shows and popular residencies at venues, events & festivals including Melbourne Recital Centre (Mood Indigo Series), Duneira at Mt. Macedon, Marysville Jazz & Blues Weekend, The Transit Lounge, Paris Cat Jazz Club, Shadowfax Winery, Blue Diamond, Chaise Lounge, Eltham Jazz & Blues Festival, Red Violin, Midsumma Festival, The Artery, Victorian College of the Arts, Café Quince Music Series, Flour Mill Gallery, Giant Steps @ Innocent Bystander, Bluestone, Macedon Music Series, The Age Harvest Picnic at Hanging Rock, Surrey Hills Music Festival, and for private and special events throughout Australia.
‘Stoneflower is a superb jazz outfit who deliver a classy brand of music. Their obvious talent and ability to cross many genres seems to satisfy all music lovers’.
Chaise Lounge Melbourne