Thursday, May 26, 2022

Jazz guitarist to play next Hill and Hollow concert

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Paul Meyers “World on a String” Jazz Trio To Perform Two Shows at the Saranac Fire Hall 

Paul Meyers is one of the most admired jazz guitarists active today. His classical guitar artistry finds him  equally at home performing musical styles ranging from Bossa Nova to Be-Bop to Bartok – all played with  impeccable technique and true passion. His fluid style and lyricism as both virtuoso guitarist-improviser  and composer-arranger have won him praise and respect from colleagues, afficionados, and the media.

Paul Meyers has been a busy freelancer, sideman, and bandleader in and around New York City since 1980. An eloquent and versatile improviser, Meyers’s list of credits reads like a Who’s Who in  Jazz. He has been heard with an extraordinary range of jazz greats, including performances and recordings with: Geri Allen, Harry Allen, Kenny Barron, Andy Bey, Ron Carter, Ray Drummond, Eliane Elias, Clare Fischer, Sonny Fortune, Eddie Gomez, Annie Ross, Wynton Marsalis, Bill Mays, Rufus Reid, Frank Wess, and Steve Wilson.

A gifted composer and arranger, evolving from the vast jazz repertoire he has studied and performed over  four decades, Meyers takes the listener to a much advanced, fresh place of creativity, stretching traditional  boundaries while never losing the basic song form or joy. His harmonic structures are new and often  unexpected and open a new world of chord voicings and usages.

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“World on a String” is a project for which Paul has been writing for several years. Leo Traversa on bass and Vanderlei Pereira on drums – a pair of dynamic musicians active in the New York City jazz scene-join Paul  on nylon string guitar to perform his originals and arrangements. Music that fuses the jazz tradition with  rhythms and concepts taken from Brazilian and Latin, folk, classical music and beyond, this is Paul’s personal  version of jazz with a world music perspective-all with a swinging, grooving foundation.

“World on a String” performs two shows at the Saranac Fire Hall on Route 3 in Saranac, New York:  Saturday, June 4 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, June 5 at 4:00 pm. Admission is $20 for all at the door.  Current public health guidelines will be followed. For further info: telephone 518-293-7613, e-mail  ambrown.hillholl@gmail.com or visit www.hillandhollowmusic.org

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