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Conversation and Interactions in a Jazz Ensemble -GI 19 593
7 November 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tutor: Nicolas Meier Berklee College of Music MA in music performance, (Chichester Uni)Go to all Courses
Guitarist Nicolas Meier invites you to listen and be part of his group during this workshop about common interactions in a jazz ensemble. Together, Nicolas and the group will show how musicians communicate and create conversation, after playing a melody. Nicolas will also talk about leading a group and will then navigate over different styles of music.
About the Speaker
just a few short years, UK-based guitarist Nicolas Meier has carved a
reputation out as one of the UK’s
most original and uniquely talented guitarists. Drawing from a love of Turkish,
Eastern and Middle Eastern music, Flamenco, Tango and more -- all mixed with
jazz -Meier is one of the rising stars in a vibrant British jazz scene. But,
his 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 has since 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, with wide-ranging musical tastes extending to the Classical, Jazz, Latin, Flamenco, Rock and (even) Pop genres. A true gypsy spirit with a disciplined maestro's touch, Nicolas has embraced a number of different cultures and studied their music forms, nuances and idiosyncrasies.
made a lasting impression on gentlemen the likes of Jeff Beck, Bill Bruford and
Steve Vai -- just to name a few! -- Nicolas Meier is unquestionably one of
today's most well-rounded, ambitious, masterful up-and-coming talents on
guitar. Steve Vai's Favored Nations
Records released Nicolas' brilliant solo album, Infinity, featuring Jimmy Haslip, on bass and Vinnie Colaiuta.
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. His burning passion for both rock and jazz persists to this day.
V Café at The Guildford Institute provides a friendly catering service using high quality, fresh, vegetarian and vegan ingredients.
The perfect way to give a treat to someone special who takes real pleasure in learning new things and taking part in great activities.