Live Music – Oxley & Meier Guitar Project – Saturday 23rd March 2019
Tickets £10 online – £12 on the door. Doors open 7.30pm – Music starts 8 pm.
Concessions £7 (students, unwaged & supported income.
A great night of some of the finest guitar work in contemporary music with Pete Oxley & Nick Meier.
The Colours of Time is the new double CD from Pete Oxley and Nicolas Meier, and it has been praised by American guitar legend Ralph Towner as “a feast of virtuosity, delivered with depth, wit and joy”. The two guitarists are coming to Taunton as part of a major tour of Britain, France and Germany.
Expect a dazzling display of contemporary fare, ranging from Turkish panache to soundscapes of latin America to English pastoralism. Hear this played on nylon string, steel string, electric and acoustic 12 strings, fretless, slide, guitar-synth, glissentar guitars and more!
“these two resourceful maestros reach out to a wide audience” – The Guardian ★★★★
- ‘A fascinating fusion opulent with evocative splendour’: MOJO ★★★★
(Listed as No. 3 in the top 10 jazz albums of 2015)
- ‘CD of the week’: The London Evening Standard ★★★★
- ‘Top ten CDs of the year’: The Telegraph ★★★★
- ‘’This album captures the lightning in a bottle effect created by the union of two perfectly matched artists and is already the front runner for my album of the year.’: Jazz Views ★★★★
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, Bobby Wellins, 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 recently selected as one of only a handful of British jazz musicians to have his compositions included in the definitive ‘European Real Book’ (Sher Music). www.peteoxley.com
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, sharing the bill with some of the biggest names in jazz including Bill Evans and Brad Mehldau. This wonderful band (featuring sax maestro Gilad Atzmon) won the overall prize for ‘best band’ at the Juan-les-Pins jazz festival!
- Oxley & MeierMarch 23, 20198:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Creative Innovation Centre CIC, Memorial Hall, Paul Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3PF, is conveniently located in Taunton Town Cente with a multi-storey car park just metres away and another single storey car park just 2 minutes away. Marks & Spencer’s car park is next door to us but can get busy. We have our own cafe bar and sell refreshments to help support fund raising for our Community Interest Company.