Thursday 1 Mar 2007 on stage 8pm
Tickets £10 concs £8 students/children £5
Featuring: Nicolas Meier (guitar) Gilad Atzmon (reeds) Tom Mason (bass) Asaf Sirkis (drums)
Swiss guitarist Nicolas Meier appeared here exactly 1 year ago to critical acclaim for his album "Orient" when the opportunity to hear his group again presented its self we happily obliged
Swiss guitarist Nicolas Meier is one of the rising stars of a vibrant British jazz scene, his trademark sound a mixture of Methenyesque jazz and spicy Turkish and world music rhythms. Already well known in Europe, where his Meier Group have toured extensively and shared the bill with such illustrious names as Elvin Jones, Brad Meldau, Trilok Gurtu and Bill Evans. Meier and his band recently won the enormously prestigious Grand Prize Of The Jury and 1st Prize Jazz Guitar at Jazz a Juan Revelations 2006 a competition for the finest new jazz musicians and bands in Europe run by the legendary (Antibe Jazz Festival).
John Fordham described Meier as "Elegant in tone and bubbling with ideas..Is originality as a writer, player and a team leader dispatches any doubts".
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