26th May: Pete Oxley & Nicolas Meier

£5.00£29.50

May 26th

PETE OXLEY & NICOLAS MEIER

at Guildford Cricket Pavilion

Don’t fall into the trap of assuming that this is something exclusively for guitar buffs, or even jazz buffs. If you love music of any kind you’ll fall for this” Observer ★★★★

Blending Peter Oxley’s sophisticated English pastoralism with Nic Meier’s fiery exotic sensibility, this fascinating fusion is opulent with evocative splendour. These hugely expressive and resourceful musicians use an array of 4-, 6- and 12-string guitars to spin mysterious narratives, conjuring entire worlds.

Performance 8pm, supper served from 7.15pm. Tickets £18 (£16 for Guildford Jazz Members), Student tickets £7 (£5 for student members). Meals £11.50 each. All prices include booking fees. You’ll receive an email confirming your booking with the details for the gig.

Pre-concert menu from the Cricket Club Chef:

  • Beef Lasagne served with Leafy Side Salad and Garlic Bread or
  • Vegetarian Lasagne served with Leafy Side Salad and Garlic Bread

If you’re a Guildford Jazz member, please let us know if you have a seating preference in the “Notes ” section on the booking form or by emailing us. There’s a seating plan in the image to the left – just click on it to see it full size.

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PETE OXLEY ~ GUITAR

Pete began his musical career in Paris in the mid ‘80s before relocating to the UK in 1997. Shortly afterwards he opened The Spin jazz club in Oxford which in 2012 won the Parliamentary jazz award as ‘The Best Jazz Venue In The UK’. Pete regularly performs with some of the world’s leading jazz artists including Chris Garrick, Gilad Atzmon, Tim Whitehead, Dave O’Higgins, John Etheridge and his own band Curious Paradise. He has now released 14 critically acclaimed CDs featuring his original compositions.

As a composer, Pete was selected as one of only a handful of British jazz musicians to have his compositions included in the definitive ‘European Real Book’ (Sher Music).

NICOLAS MEIER ~ GUITAR

​With his unique style that is a blend of Metheny-esque jazz and Turkish inspired world music, Nick has toured extensively around the world with his band the Meier Group. This wonderful band (featuring sax maestro Gilad Atzmon and Dave O’Higgins) won the overall prize for ‘best band’ at the Juan-les-Pins jazz festival!

His recent album Kismet is a wonderful heady mixture of Flamenco, jazz, Latin and Middle Eastern music. His prodigious jazz talent is matched by his other great passion: playing heavy metal guitar in his scorching group ‘Seven7’. Nick was, for the last three years, guitarist in guitar supremo, Jeff Beck’s band, with whom he toured all over the world, performing at major venues and festivals. He has recently recorded a stunning album with the A-lister rhythm section of Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets) and Vinnie Coliauta  (Sting, Frank Zappa etc.).

PAUL CAVACIUTI~ DRUMS

Paul is an internationally renowned performer, composer and music educator. He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and of the Institute for Music and Health in New York. As a performer, he has played, toured and recorded with some of the top names in British and American music, including Jim Mullen, David Gordon, Tony Woods, Theo Travis, Mornington Lockett, Nigel Price, Chris Garrick, Chris Allard, Tim Whitehead, Jacqui Dankworth, The Hot Orange Big Band, Sheryl Bailey, The New York Festival of Song (NYFOS), and the London Chamber Orchestra.  His playing has been described as “inspired” (Jazz Journal International) and “outstanding and virtuosic” (Musician Magazine).

GUILDFORD JAZZ anchor Marianne Windham completes the lineup on double bass.

 

DETAILS FOR THE GIG

The address and directions are under “How to find us” below,

The performance is upstairs in the Pavilion building. Please note there are no physical tickets, just give your name on the door when you arrive. There’ll be seating reserved for you.

Doors open from 7pm, supper served from 7.15pm, and the performance starts at 8pm.

If you have any questions please contact us by emailing info@guildfordjazz.org.uk

SEATING LAYOUT

Capacity is still limited currently, with more-than-normal spacing between tables, and seats will be reserved for you when you book. If you’re a Guildford Jazz member, please let us know if you have a seating preference in the “Notes ” section on the booking form.

Notes on the layout:

Front row: Seats 1, 3 and 4 and 3-seater settees, and seats 2 and 5 are pairs of armchairs.

Middle tables: Tables 6 to 20 are small round tables , each seating 4 (for bookings of 1 or 2 seats, we’ll seat you at a table with others, please let us know if you have friends coming who you’d like to sit with!). Table 29 is a small round table seating 2.

Rear tables: Tables 21 to 26 are tall tables suitable for 2 people, with high stools.

Groups: Tables 27 and 28 are larger tables, ideal for groups up to 8

HOW TO FIND US

Guildford Cricket Club Pavilion , The Sports Ground, Woodbridge Road, Guildford GU1 4RP

For sat navs please check the postcode takes you to Wharf Road.

There’s a car park alongside, entry from Wharf Road. If you’re approaching from Guildford town centre, Wharf Road is on the left just before the Sports Ground. If you’re approaching from the A3/Ladymead there’s no right turn into Wharf Road, but continue to the next roundabout to double back.

If the car park’s full (please also park down the middle once the bays are full), there are a few parking bays along Wharf Road which you can use after 7pm, also along the Woodbridge Road on the left as you come from the Town centre. You can also park at the far end of the sports ground: turn left as you come out of Wharf Road and carry on along Woodbridge Road towards the railway bridge, and the entrance to the ground is just before the end of the green fence that runs along the perimeter of the ground, next to the Woodbridge Café. There’s also a larger public car park at Bedford Road Car Park (GU1 4SJ), which is about 10 minutes walk away.

Ticket type

Member, Non member, Student member, Student non member

Lasagne meal order

Beef lasagne, Vegetarian lasagne, No meal