Sunday October 11th
NICOLAS MEIER & MARIANNE WINDHAM
2pm and 4.15pm
Relaxing jazz on a Sunday afternoon in independent craft beer bar Growlers and Cans (“a speakeasy that doesn’t require a secret knock”!)
Sets are 75 minutes each, from 2pm – 3.15pm, and 4.15- 5.30pm, and tickets for each set are £15 for a single ticket, £22 for a couple, and £10 each for social bubbles of 3 or 4 people.
In order to conform with government guidance for social distancing, numbers are strictly limited, with a maximum capacity of 6 couples, or 7 singles, and all tickets are seated. Please note the distancing will be 1m+, with the front and rear doors open for extra ventilation. Face masks are not required although you are welcome to wear them if you wish.
We’ll email you a confirmation of your booking along with details for the gig. Many thanks for your booking, we look forward to seeing you there!
UK-based guitarist Nicolas Meier has carved a reputation out as one of the world’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 — Meier’s versatility and musical fluency extends well beyond that, so much so, that his considerable talents drew the attention of rock guitar legend, Jeff Beck, who made Nicolas a mainstay in The Jeff Beck Group — carrying him on two world tours during the course of the last several years.
Meier originally hails from Switzerland; born in 1973, to parents who are great lovers of the arts. Never short on ambition, Meier founded his own record label, MGP Records, in 2009. To date, he’s produced twelve albums: as a solo artist; in various group formats (The Nicolas Meier Group; Nicolas Meier Trio; Eclectica!; Nicolas Meier World Group); with his heavy metal band, Seven7, and; in a duo format, with long-time partner, fellow guitarist and collaborator, the fabulous UK master, Pete Oxley. (Their 2015 release, “Chasing Tales,” was a masterful, benchmark album, in the dual-guitar format.)
2017 was a breakthrough year: one in which Steve Vai’s Favored Nations Records released Nicolas’ brilliant solo album, “Infinity.” The album was recorded in LA and performed in a trio format — featuring fellow virtuosic veterans, Jimmy Haslip, on bass, and Vinnie Colaiuta on drums. Most recently, Nicolas has completed and released two new albums on MGP (Meier Group Productions): the already-well-received album new duo album with Pete Oxley, “The Alluring Ascent,” and; (as of this writing) the lately-released Nicolas Meier World Group’s pristine effort, “Peaceful.”
Having made a lasting impression on gentlemen the likes of the great Bill Bruford, (the aforementioned) Jeff Beck and Steve Vai, Nicolas Meier is unquestionably one of today’s most well-rounded, ambitious and masterful talents on guitar.
Originally a Physics graduate, Marianne later took up playing bass, and in 2011 left a high-flying career as director of a software consultancy to become a full time musician. The founder and driving force behind Guildford Jazz, and co-founder of Fleet Jazz, she performs regularly at both clubs, and has appeared at other clubs around the country with, among others, the Steve Waterman Big Band, and Chris Ingham’s Dudley and Hoagy projects. Since starting Guildford Jazz, the club has welcomed over 1000 musicians and 17,000 music lovers to a total of about 250 gigs. The club also has strong community links, organising over 40 workshops and 60 monthly “open mic” sessions and raising £44,000 for charity.
GROWLERS & CANS
Growlers and Cans, Guildford’s first and only specialist craft beer taproom and bottle shop, is an independent bar in the centre of town offering 6 ever changing brews on tap. Alongside an exemplary selection of local and worldwide wines, you can find an array of artisan gins, award winning mixers, and coffee from Guildford based roasters, Redber Coffee.
Address: 24 Chertsey Street , Guildford,