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The Life and Music of Trumpeter Chet Baker – GI 23 063 (Face to Face)
25 September 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Tutor: Nicolas Meier (Berklee College of Music MA in music performance, Chichester Uni)Go to all Courses
Guitarists Nicolas Meier and Pete Roth invite you to take a closer look at the life and music of trumpeter and vocalist Chet Baker. Known for major innovations in cool jazz, Baker earned the nickname the “Prince of Cool”. Together Nicolas and Pete will look at Baker’s style, input and influence on jazz. They will play and analyse some of his musical compositions, and the music that he developed and played throughout his career
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.