Bedales Jazz: Meier Group

Flamenco and Turkish influences as well as classical sources inspire jazz from the Meier Group in next Friday’s concert at Bedales. Nicolas Meier (guitar) and Asaf Sirkis (drums) made powerful impressions on previous visits to Bedales Jazz. James Pearson (piano) is resident pianist at Ronnie Scott’s and Lizzie Ball (violin) has played alongside Nigel Kennedy. Demi Garcia, the London-based Spanish percussionist, and Kevin Glasgow, the outstanding young Scottish bassist, complete the sextet. This promises to be a wonderfully entertaining evening for all ages, featuring outstanding musicians on the European jazz scene, and should be inspiring for a wide range of student instrumentalists. Tickets cost £14 and £12 (concessions), and are available from tickets@bedales.org.uk or 01730 711511.

Nicolas Meier

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Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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