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Quentin Angus Quintet (USA/AUS)

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The State of Things Album Launch

Guitarist/composer Quentin Angus released a critically acclaimed album, The State of Things, on March 18th 2022, with record label Outside In Music (Featuring Nate Smith [drums] and Michael Mayo [voice]). The recording reflects Angus’ life experiences, including becoming a father, embarking on a Professorship (at the City University of New York), the challenges and rewards of living and working in NYC, observing the political, social and environmental turmoil of America and beyond, and much more. 
The State of Things is a cohesive book of music, utilising elements of rock, pop and R&B, and Angus has assembled a stellar line up of Australia’s top jazz artists for an exciting CD release tour of Australia in October. The band features Jo Lawry (Voice), Steve Barry (Piano), Sam Anning (Bass), and Ben VanderWal (Drums).
What are critics saying about the new album?
"Angus is one of Australia's brightest stars on the International Jazz Scene" - ABC Jazz (Australia)

“One of my favourite albums to date so far! A selection of beautiful original compositions, outside of the box arrangements of jazz standards and a stellar band” - Ruth Fisher (Jazz FM, UK)

“A force on the scene in New York. The crisp clarity of his playing on The State of Things, along with the cohesion of the group he has assembled, speaks volumes.” - Nate Chinen (WBGO/New York Times)


Quentin Angus - Guitar
Jo Lawry - Voice
Steve Barry - Piano
Sam Anning - Bass
Ben VanderWal - Drum

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Music from 8pm
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