The Jessica Stuart Few: Friday, May 14. 8:00, $15. Opening Set: Samarkand and the Silk Road Suite - Gary Santucci with a ” Pearl of a Quartet” (Oud, Violin, Double Bass, Drum Kit)
Toronto’s ‘Jessica Stuart Few’ embodies the essence of pop and jazz, creating a dynamic sound, and merging outstanding creativity with traditional roots to produce a unique and distinct sound that folk, blues, jazz and world music lovers can all relate. The band has just released a new album, Kid Dream (Do Right Music). Jessica is a uniquely gifted guitarist equally adept on koto (a 13-string traditional Japanese floor harp) and she has hit her groove. While the surging rhythms are clearly rooted in the improvisational give-and-take of modern jazz and progressive folk, suffice it to say, you’ve never heard anything quite like The Jessica Stuart Few.
With their innovative and catchy songs, the band consists of Jessica (vocals, guitar, koto), Dan Fortin (bass) and Nico Dann (drums), bringing their signature blend to life with a creative, alluring and soulful sound. The underlying theme in all of Stuart’s uplifting music on Kid Dream is that it’s important to make the most of every moment.
“The Jessica Stuart Few…full of catchy hooks, hip grooves, and up front soulful vocals.” Shawn Hebb, Indie Round-up http://www.myspace.com/jessicastuartfew