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image for Music item typeNicolas Meir World Group at Colchester Arts Centre

Comedy, Sun 16 Feb 2020

Nicolas Meir

Nicolas Meir

Contact

Colcheser Arts Centre

Address

Church Street,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO1 1NF

Details

"Since John McLaughlin melted frets with the Mahavishnu Orchestra, we have become used to frenetic guitar-led groups. None, however, quite mixes styles and sounds like that of Nicolas Meier, a Swiss player as happy in Flamenco and Arab melodies as he is in Western jazz," wrote John Bungey of The Times.

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.

Since his emergence on the UK jazz scene, violinist Richard Jones has been in demand as both a performer and studio musician, working with artists such as Gabrielle Ducomble, Christine Tobin and Robert Mitchell, while bassist Kevin Glasgow has performed with Tommy Smith, Tim Garland and Clark Tracey, among others.
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Barcelona-born percussionist Demi Garcia has worked with a plethora of Flamenco artists, plus bassist Alec Dankworth's Spanish Accents and cellist Shirley Smart. He also teaches Cajon and Flamenco rhythms at Escuela Flamenco Londres (Flamenco Dance School London).
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Nicolas Meier (Guitar and glissentar), Richard Jones (Violin), Kevin Glasgow (Electric Bass), Demi Garcia (Percussion).

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 16 Feb 2020

Prices

Tickets £14 / £12 Concessions. Students £6.
Jazz Express Offer: Book for any three events and get tickets for just £10 each!
Doors open 7pm, starts 7.30pm.

Location

Directions

Plan route to Colchester Arts Centre using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 993251  Lat: 51.88880 Long: 0.89475

Colchester Arts Centre Parking

The closest car park to the Arts Centre is St Mary's Car Park. Find out more about parking in Colchester.

By Public Transport

Many buses that come into Colchester Town Centre Colchester stop on Head Street and the High Street, which are both just a few minutes' walk from the venue.

The closest train station is Colchester Town Station, a 15 minute walk from the Arts Centre. Colchester North Station is a 20 minute walk away (follow the Fixing the Link walking trail) or only a 10 minute journey by bus.

There are bike racks at the Arts Centre.

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality