Thursday 24th October 2013 Start 8.00pm
Jazz at the Blue Lamp and Sound Festival present the album launch of Graeme's new double CD of Sunrise and Nosferatu scores..
Award-winning Aberdeen-born guitarist Graeme Stephen won the Innovation award at the 2012 Scottish Jazz Awards for his powerful new score that brings a modern perspective to accompany Murnau’s 1927 visual masterpiece. Harnessing influences from various musical styles including folk, classical and jazz, Graeme will be performing with a world-class band featuring, Ben Davis (cello), Phil Bancroft (saxophone) and Chris Wallace (drums/percussion).
The show involves the projection of the classic silent movie Sunrise accompanied by the quintet’s performance of Graeme’s specially written soundtrack. There will also be a short set of Graeme's own compositions.
*****...Stephen’s daring writing and willingness to complement conventional lyricism with sonic experiment makes for a powerful experience.” Scotsman Review
****...Guitarist Graeme Stephen has emerged as one the Scottish jazz scene's most capable, exportable and distinctive talents. His group is a beacon of original, ambitious and brilliantly realised music.” Herald Review