The Oxley – Meier Guitar Project

Date: 20 May 2023
Time: 19:00 - 23:00
Location: WKG

Pete Oxley and Nicolas Meier are well known to Worton audiences from many previous performances and are most welcome back on their 2023 UK tour. Their original compositions encompass Arabic, Eastern European, Latin American and Jazz influences that will dazzle and delight.

The Oxley – Meier Guitar Project was established ten years ago, following their tenure in the unique quartet, ‘Eclectica!’ In that decade, they have recorded 7 albums together, ranging from duet to quintet formats, and have performed literally hundreds of concerts together throughout the UK and Europe.

Their music falls into the ‘jazz’ category, as there is improvisation (as a major element) in each piece. However, the soundscapes are very much influenced from their various travels, this summarised by their strap-line: “soundscapes from Turkey to Brazil”. As a result, Oxley and Meier have performed in many of the top venues in jazz, world music and classical venues including Ronnie Scott’s, the Musicport Festival and The Wigmore Hall.

Expect an evening of joyous varied fare, performed by these two seriously established musicians which The Observer described thus:

“When it comes to empathy, the duet of guitar virtuosi comes close to perfection”

…Or if you are a fan of the ECM supergroup, Oregon, this quote from Ralph Towner will resonate:

“This album is a wonderful example of the high level of music that can be made by combining two great guitarists/composers/improvisers such as Pete and Nicolas. They have put together a feast of virtuosity, delivered wit depth, wit and joy.”

For this concert, The Oxley-Meier Guitar Project will be performing brand-new music from their latest release, ‘Mercurial Indigo’.

The evening will start with drinks in the beautiful Worton Gardens from 7pm. Pete and Nick will play two sets and a delicious one-course seasonal dinner will be served between the sets. The ticket price covers a drink with dinner whether wine, beer or a soft drink, dinner and, of course, the music.