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Stephen Magnusson  


“Magnusson has a music in him that is simply astounding” – The Age

“This guy can really play!” – Charlie Hunter

Welcome to – the official site for Australian guitarist Stephen Magnusson.

Stephen Magnusson is considered one of Australia’s most accomplished, versatile and distinct musicians with incredible technique and an astoundingly beautiful tone. He has worked with many local and international artists including Charlie Haden, Meshell Ndegeocello, Sinead O’Connor, Vince Jones, Gurrumul Yunupingu and many more, and as part of the Katie Noonan trio Elixir won the ARIA for Best Jazz Album in 2011. His impressive schedule and discography shows that he is a delight to work with and someone that has ‘something to say’ in the world of improvised music. Read more.





In 2013, Stephen Magnusson was awarded the Australian Jazz Bell Award (with MAGNET) for Best Contemporary Jazz album, and the Melbourne Prize for Outstanding Musician.

Stephen featured on several releases, including Julien Wilson Trio‘s (featuring Stephen Magnusson and Stephen Grant) Swailing, and Acquacheta with Mirko Guerrini, Frank DiSario and Niko Schauble. Stephen also toured Crossing Roper Bar with the Australian Art Orchestra, and conducted workshops in Prato, Italy.



Stephen is currently preparing to release the 2nd offering from MAGNET ‘SOM’ at Pughouse Studios, and a duo release with Alison Wedding (Snarky Puppy). He also recorded with saxophonist Jamie Oehlers in February, and will begin working on a new folk/roots project featuring many special guests and friends.

SOM 2014

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