12.30pm-1.15pm Saturday 8th May 2021
In a few short years, Nicolas Meier has earned a reputation as one of the UK’s most original and uniquely talented guitarists. Drawing from a love of Turkish, Eastern & Middle Eastern music, Flamenco, Tango and more – all mixed with jazz – he’s one of the rising stars in a vibrant British jazz scene.
However, Nicolas’ versatility and musical fluency extends well beyond that, as his considerable talents grabbed the attention of rock guitar legend, Jeff Beck, hiring him as a member of his group, which has seen him complete two world tours.
During the course of his six-string baptism and global sojourns, Nicolas has been the recipient of numerous awards. A truly dedicated student of the instrument, he has pursued advanced studies at Switzerland’s prestigious Conservatoire de Fribourg, and subsequently earned a scholarship to Boston’s illustrious Berklee College of Music.
Nicolas’ sound is rooted in his love of playing jazz on acoustic guitar, especially his Godin nylon-string. It’s a sound that lends itself especially well to Flamenco and Middle Eastern music, also – conveniently – as these influences, and more, are brilliantly fused in his unique multilingual style.
Nicolas Meier World Group’s new album Peaceful features the talented Demi Garcia on percussion, Richard Jones on violin and Kevin Glasgow on bass. Together they capture the beautiful colours of the different folk sounds they incorporate in the world compositions written by Nicolas.
Click here to hear a taster from their new album on Youtube.
Tickets £13/£11 Guildford Jazz Members/£6 Students . Free for weekend or Saturday pass holder but click below to book your seat.
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+ New Orleans Jazz Brunch 11.30am
Start your jazz day , not with an egg but a whole scrumptious, Deep South, American style brunch in the bar, with live New Orleans Dixie Jazz from clarinet maestro Duncan Batchelor and his quartet.
Choose from the Meat or Vegetarian Full Brunch menu, and add on extras on the day as your mood takes you!
· Standard Full Brunch: Hickory Smoked bacon, Eggs as you like ’em, Sausages, Sour dough toast plus tea/coffee/fruit juice
· Vegetarian Full Brunch: Smashed Avocado, Scrambled egg, Smoked Salmon, Sour dough toast plus tea/coffee/fruit juice
Extras (£3): Pancakes with maple syrup and raspberries, Smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels or Cinammon Toast
Click here to book online for the brunch or call the Box Office on 01483 501200.