AWARD winning guitarist, Nigel Price, makes a special guest appearance at the next Jazz Jurassica supper club tomorrow (March 10) at the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis.
Along with Duncan Anselm’s Quartet, they will recreate the cool sounds of the Blue Note era, with swinging American songbook standards and Duncan’s own compositions.
In a music career spanning nearly three decades Nigel Price is recognised as one of the finest and most versatile musicians in the business. He’s supported Gladys Knight at the Royal Albert Hall, played on Van Morrison’s album, Keep Me Singing, and notched up over five hundred appearances at Ronnie Scott’s. Coincidentally he was once a member of James Taylor’s jazz band who will be performing at Jazz Jurassica’s annual festival in May!
Having played in reggae, funk and acid jazz bands, Nigel now tours relentlessly as a solo jazz artist and as the Nigel Price Organ Trio. He has performed on dozens of albums and won the British Jazz Award for Best Guitarist in 2016.
And never one to duck a challenge he recently became the director of Swanage Jazz Festival to rescue the ailing festival from financial oblivion.
Julie Sheppard of Jazz Jurassica said: “We’re delighted that Nigel is joining us, rounding off a very successful and popular second season of Jazz Jurassica supper club. He’ll be sprinkling his own musical magic on the evening.”
Alto saxophonist Duncan Anselm was a prominent player on the Bristol scene through the late eighties and early nineties and is now living in Dorset accompanied by a group of the region’s finest musicians. His latest CD, Travelling to Paris, is an uptempo work with finger-popping grooves and lively solo-ing which oozes effortless cool
Julie added: “Duncan and Nigel – it’s a great pairing. What a cool classy finale.”
Tickets for the gig only cost £12 and are available from 01297 442138. Supper tickets have already sold out. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.