24/08/2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
BMI Music Workshop Series
Chords & melody with Stephen Magnusson
Saturday August 24th
5.30 – 7pm
Hooper Room BMI $10 entry
For this workshop, Stephen will share with attendees; ways to play chords found in rock, jazz and blues music and how to weave your own melody whatever the song.
Stephen Magnusson is one of the most accomplished, versatile and distinctive musicians working in Australia. His sound has made him an indispensible part of many bands, live performances and film scores. He has worked with many artists including Charlie Haden, Meshell Ndegeocello, Ricki Lee Jones, Sinead O’Connor, John Cale, Gurrumul Yunupingu, Paul Grabowsky, Vince Jones, Katie Noonan, Lisa Young, Christine Sullivan, Michelle Nicole, Martin Breeze, The Assumptions Trio, Megan Washington, Paul Kelly, Jim Black, Mike Nock, Barney McAll, Enrico Rava, Arthur Blythe and many others. As a part of the Katie Noonan trio Elixir, the ensemble won the ARIA for Best Jazz Album in 2011.
As an educator Stephen has been inspiring musicians for many years teaching at both Victorian College of The Arts and Monash University, where he teaches guitar and leads both small jazz ensembles, and a guitar ensemble.
In 2013, Stephen was awarded the Melbourne Prize for Outstanding Musician, and the Australian Jazz Bell Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album with his quartet MAGNET (with Carl Pannuzzo, Eugene Ball and Sergio Beresovsky).
Stephen will be performing later this evening with the Michelle Nicolle Quintet in the Humffray Room.