MARCH 2022 NEWSLETTER
ALESSIO MENCONI AND NIGEL PRICE QUARTET UK TOUR!
What do you get when you bring together one of the most awarded British jazz guitarist, with the widely recognised Italian jazz master? You have a recipe for what will be a brilliant, tight ensemble of improvised, high intensity, inventive jazz guitar.
Over a career spanning more than 25 years, award winning jazz guitarist NIGEL PRICE has become widely acknowledged as one of the hardest working musicians in the business. Early influences include Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass and John McLaughlin. Musically, his blend of flowing bebop lines, deep blues sensibility and his mastery of chording continue to delight audiences and fellow musicians alike. His career highlights include appearances with Gladys Knight and Van Morrison. Nigel has played on over 50 albums including 5 as leader; he has won British Jazz Awards and Parliamentary Jazz Awards and is among a rare breed of musicians making over 500 appearances at Ronnie Scott’s
ALESSIO MENCONI was born in Genoa, Italy. A child prodigy, he taught himself guitar when ten years old and started his professional career with many Italian top musicians in 1986. He is currently leading his trio and working on a solo project, recently releasing albums for both. He is the Jazz Guitar teacher at the Conservatorio di Musica Niccolò Paganini, Genoa. Alessio is one of the most important and requested guitar players in Italy and other European countries, recording over 40 albums. Included among his many achievements and awards are Best Soloist, Grand Prix du Jazz; 1st Prize as the Best Italian Guitarist in the Eddie Lang Festival; Jazz Lighthouse Career Award; selected for World Best Jazz Guitarist cd compilation. Jazz It magazine listed his “Sketches of Miles” in the best 100 jazz records of the world.
So don’t miss the chance to see Nigel Price and Alessio Manconi supported by Joel Barford and Mikele Montolli in this total jazz quartet. 22nd 606 Club, Lot’s Road, Chelsea Quartet, 23rd Italian Cultural Institute - Alessio Menconi Trio24th Piano, Smithfield Alessio/Nigel Duo, 25th The Verdict, Brighton (& Masterclass) Quartet, 26th Peggy’s Skylight, Nottingham Quartet. More information on Nigel Price website here: www.nigethejazzer.co.uk
CIYO BROWN NEW ALBUM REACHES No 1
We would like to congratulate Ciyo Brown on the success of his new album ’CAN WE PRETEND’, at reaching number one in the UK Soul charts on March 7th 2022.
Ciyo explains its mantra as a 'Vocal Excursions with a Tinge of Guitar’. It is an album of vocal exploration of original material and songs taken from the Pop, Soul, Reggae and Jazz genres. However, whilst it is not an out and out guitar instrumental album, there is more than just a 'tinge of Guitar'. The album is achieving widespread rave reviews. You can purchase it from various internet providers or by downloading it directly from Ciyo’s web site here: www.ciyobrown.com
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