The Jessica Stuart Few bio:
Internationally-acclaimed koto-toting folk-jazz power trio, The Jessica Stuart Few has one of the freshest sounds around. Innovative songwriting featuring the traditional Japanese koto (13-stringed harp), harmonies, double bass, drums and guitar are centered on danceable grooves that are rich with rhythmic texture and unexpected harmony. The trio is in it’s element in live performance, exuding a charisma that is not only heartfelt and infectious, but shows off the technical proficiency that has earned The ‘Few accolades world-wide. Having toured Japan, China, Germany and most recently their second Australian stint in support of the release of their third studio album, The Passage, The JSFew can’t wait, at long last, to play in Ottawa again.
“Endlessly charismatic,” – Brad Wheeler, The Globe & Mail
“The JSFew mix musicality, humour, (great) voice, creativity, rhythm, folk, and jazz into their songs. However, unlike many other acts that boast similar qualities, the music remains accessible, warm and unpretentious… Now picture someone playing the Koto brilliantly with furiously fast fingers, while singing in perfect pitch, complemented by a solid backline of bass and drums. Different, and shockingly good.” – Andy Frank, Roots Music Canada
“…Jessica Stuart’s guitar groove & koto mastery, songs about procrastination, perseverance & needing two pairs of mitts in those cold Toronto winters are fine indeed…. Jazzy, rootsy, folky, words flowing over the chords & the swing & fingers flying over the koto…” – James Reaney, London Free Press (live show review)
Official Website: http://thejessicastuartfew.com