Alexander Stewart at The Atkinson

Alexander Stewart at The Atkinson

At just 25 years of age, Manchester born singer Alexander Stewart has already created a buzz as one of the most precociously talented vocalists of the new generation.

With a warm, urgent voice that shows off his early love of Billie Holiday and Tony Bennett, he avoids being a nostalgia act with his judiciously off-beat choice of material and a decidedly contemporary energy level. As well as clever re-arrangements of some of the famous standards, he stamps his mark on great pop songs as well as adding some superb originals.

Having played sold-out shows at Ronnie Scott’s, the Vortex, and the Hideaway – in fact almost all of London’s jazz rooms. He has also appeared in demanding vocal roles in two special shows for the London Jazz Festival – Strayhorn the Songwriter at the QEH in 2011 and Jazz at Cafe Society at the Purcell Room in 2012. In both shows he worked alongside China Moses, daughter of Dee Dee Bridgewater. 2012 also saw Alexander perform as special guest for the legend that is Dionne Warwick’s UK leg of her World Tour.

Alexander’s band is comprised of a stellar line-up of musicians including saxophonist Nathaniel Facey (of MOBO-winning group Empirical), Andy Chapman (Rhythmica, Ayanna Witter-Johnson), bassist Gary Crosby (Nu Troop, Jazz Warriors, Jazz Jamaica, Courtney Pine), trumpeter Freddie Gavita (NYJO), Trombonist Winston Rollins (Brand New Heavies, Incognito,Jamiraquoi, Courtney Pine, Jools Holland), Frank Griffith on tenor sax (Ron Carter, Jon Hendricks, Jack McDuff) and pianist, arranger and musical director Alex Webb

A singer to listen out for… astonishingly mature for his 23 years… a pretty auspicious beginning’ – The Observer

‘A cause for celebration… All Or Nothing At All doesn’t disappoint’ – Metro

‘Impressive debut album’- The Times

He’s accompanied on this debut session by a razor-sharp group… he’s on his way’The Guardian

Tickets are £10 in advance and £12 on the door. For more information or to book, please call The Atkinson box office on 01704 533 333, over the counter or by booking online at .

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Posted on 15 July 2013 under General news

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