Pete Oxley & Nicholas Meier
Saturday 6 May 2023 8pm.
This gig sees the pairing of two of the finest and most striking jazz guitarists in the UK, Nicolas Meier and Pete Oxley. Mixing jazz, heavy metal, Turkish-influenced music, Flamenco and Tango, Nic Meier is an established star on the British jazz scene. A recipient of numerous awards he earned a scholarship to Boston’s illustrious Berklee College of Music before settling on London as the perfect destination for combining the energy of the US with a happening European scene. His versatility and musical fluency drew the attention of guitar legend Jeff Beck, who for two world tours during the last several years has made Nicolas a mainstay of The Jeff Beck Group.
Pete Oxley moved to Paris in the late 80’s, where he established himself as a versatile guitarist. Through the 90’s he toured throughout mainland Europe as well as making regular visits back to the UK before returning to England in the late 90’s. It wasn’t long before his melodic and fluent playing was being sought after, with him playing on the British jazz scene with everyone from Stacey Kent to Gilad Atzmon.
“when it comes to empathy this duet of guitar virtuosi comes close to perfection” Guardian;
“A fascinating fusion opulent with evocative splendour” MOJO, ★★★★;
“Oxley and Meier, two outstanding players…a worthy addition to the guitar duo Hall of Fame.” Bebop Spoken Here;
“Here’s a fret fest that shouldn’t be allowed to slip under the radar.” Jazzwise
Don’t fall into the trap of assuming that this is something exclusively for guitar buffs, or even jazz buffs. If you love music of any kind you’ll probably fall for this.” Dave Gelly in the Observer