Preview: Alexander Stewart dates and album

British jazz vocalist Alexander Stewart has announced three live dates in April in support of his recently released second album I Thought About You

Manchester-born singer Alexander Stewart (pictured right) will be playing at three Pizza Express jazz venues - in Soho, Maidstone and Birmingham - in mid-April to showcase his latest album, I Thought About You, which he released in September 2016.

Stewart released his debut album, All Or Nothing At All, in 2011 at the age of 23 and has since gone on to perform at major UK festivals and venues including the London and Cheltenham Jazz Festivals, Ronnie Scott's and the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall, as well as performing with the BBC Concert Orchestra and the John Wilson Orchestra. He's also toured internationally, building a particularly strong following in Germany.

Stewart recorded I Thought About You during 2015 and 2016. As well as including four Stewart originals, the album moves between American Songbook standards, contemporary pop and old-school soul. I Thought About You features a backing group of leading UK players including saxophonist Alex Garnett, pianist Rob Barron and trumpeter Freddie Gavita. Barron and Gavita co-produced the album, which was mixed at Abbey Road Studios.

Stewart's April dates are as follows:

Wednesday 19 - Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho
Friday 21 - Music Room, Pizza Express Maidstone
Saturday 22 - Pizza Express Live, Brindley Place, Birmingham

For further information, please visit Alexander Stewart's website.

Bruce Lindsay

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