Jacqueline Gawler: voice
Stephen Magnusson: guitar
Tamara Murphy: bass & backing vocals
With spectacular beauty and craftsmanship, Stoneflower steal the hearts of audiences around Australia with their evocative journeys through vocal jazz, Brazilian bossa nova & melodic pop interpretations… 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/composer/percussionist with iconic vocal quintet Coco's Lunch), Stoneflower bring a gentle magic to the ear of humanity.
‘Original, spontaneous and magical interpretations of jazz, Brazilian bossa nova and pop classics.’ MX 2010
'Sophisticated, lyrical, intricate, intense and languid in measures... Stoneflower's appearance at the Surrey Hills Music Festival was a highlight’. SHMF 2014
Stoneflower is a collaboration between artists who perform regularly on the national and international circuit with award-winning ensembles including Coco's Lunch, the Jacqueline Gawler Band, Murphy's Law, SNAG, Katie Noonan, James Morrison, Picture Box Orchestra and Magnet. Stoneflower ignites the stage with a stunning repertoire of songs made famous by Cassandra Wilson, Rickie Lee Jones, Joni Mitchell, Feist, Billie Holiday, The Kinks, Kate Bush, Jeff Buckley, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Astrud Gilberto, João Gilberto and Elis Regina. Their collective sound is disarmingly beautiful, inventive and full of passion, and their performances magnetic. Stoneflower's hallmark is their exquisite attention to detail, sensitive approach and masterful interpretation of well-loved jazz material and Brazilian classics.
'Effortlessly fluid vocals...' The Age
'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
Stoneflower have performed sell out shows and popular residencies at venues, events & festivals including Transit Lounge, Paris Cat, 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, Sir Zelman Cowan School of Music Lunchtime Concert Series at Monash University, and for private and special events throughout Australia.
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