The Oxley – Meier Guitar Project

Date: 16 Apr 2022
Time: 19:00 - 23:00
Location: Book here

The Oxley Meier Guitar Project is a unique duo, very much straddling contemporary jazz with world music. Both leaders have travelled widely, bringing various influences to their compositions from, for example, Indonesia, North and South America and Turkey. There may be 10 differing types of guitars (including fretless 11-string, sitar guitar, electric and acoustic 12 strings…), used to deliver a truly broad expanse of varied soundscapes for the listener.

This is a duo that likes to make full use of the dynamic range, from the most tender of ballads to pieces of full-on power. They have performed in all sorts of places, from Ronnie Scott’s (most recently, two months ago) to The Wigmore Hall to the Musicport World Music Festival and many other jazz festivals.

Both guitarists are prolific composers, having released at least 35 critically acclaimed CDs featuring their original works (Pete is one of only a handful of British jazz composers to have his pieces included in the ‘European Real Book’ [Sher Publishing])

This promises to be a night of scintillating fare, engaging and appealing to anybody interested in (guitar!) music.

“When it comes to empathy, this duet of guitar virtuosi comes close to perfection” ~ The Observer

“Not just a guitar album to love, a jazz album to savour, but a joyous album of music that reaches towards a goal beyond “ ~ Jazzwise

“These two resourceful maestros reach out to a wide audience” ~ The Guardian

The evening will comprise two sets with an interval for a light meal. The ticket price includes your first glass of beer or wine and a one course seasonal meal. The event will take place in our heated glasshouse.