Jazz star Nicholas Meier playing at Lowestoft
PUBLISHED: 11:52 05 August 2011
THIS month’s concert at Milestones Jazz Club at Lowestoft’s Hotel Hatfield on Sunday features a band led by one of the UK’s finest jazz guitarists playing an exotic mix of exciting and accessible music – The Nicolas Meier Trio.
The Swiss-born guitarist Nicolas Meier takes the varied influences of John McLaughlin, Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, flamenco and Middle Eastern music to create a deeply beautiful and personal take on contemporary jazz.
His trio is a dynamic unit, playing original compositions and jazz standards with a sustained technical virtuosity that also packs a heavy emotional punch.
His personal sound is rooted in a love of playing jazz on acoustic guitar, allowing him to fuse his many diverse influences into an exciting and coherent whole.
As well as the conventional guitar, Nicolas also plays a glissentar, a cross between an acoustic guitar and the oud, an Arabic stringed instrument.
The band’s full line-up features Nicolas Meier (acoustic guitar / glissentar), Paolo Minervini (bass) and Laurence Lowe (drums).
All Milestones gigs are held on the first Sunday of every month and take place at Hotel Hatfield, Esplanade, Lowestoft with the doors opening at 8pm.
Admission on the door is £7 and £6 (concession).
Milestones Jazz Club takes place in a basement room that requires the use of stairs. l If you have a disability contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01502 568684 for more information and help in entering the building.
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