Paul Meyers

Saturday, March 16, 2013
Paul Meyers Workshop
“Elements of Solo Guitar”
hosted by Tim Bedner
2:00 – 4:00 pm, $20

Paul Meyers Solo Concert  
7:30 pm – $15

“one of the most eloquent jazz guitarists since Kenny Burrell”
– James Gavin, NY Times

About the workshop Elements of Solo Guitar. This workshop will include some discussion,some  playing, a Q&A, and take home hand-outs.  You are welcome to bring your guitar, and if you have a solo piece prepared you could ask for feedback.
2:00 – 4:00 pm, $20

“A virtuoso guitarist and improviser [who brings] his own voice to each and every melody and solo he performs…. his lines are delivered with a hard driving sense of groove that only helps to accentuate his melodic and harmonic vocabulary.” – Matthew Warnock, Just Jazz Guitar

“Paul Meyers is a guitarist’s guitarist. He displays a creative, fresh approach to
harmonic and linear playing. He’s a brilliant soloist and accompanist and excels
in contemporary jazz. His arranging and performances are as good as it gets.”
– Gene Bertoncini, solo jazz guitar master

 BIO – Paul Meyers has gained a reputation for being one of the top jazz guitarists of
our time. With an original technique on the classical guitar he has combined
a deep understanding of the jazz tradition with strong influences of Brazilian,
Latin and classical music to create a truly unique sound and concept. Paul has
performed and recorded with an ever growing list af jazz greats – Geri Allen,
Karrin Allyson, Kenny Barron, Bruce Barth, Ron Carter, Eliane Elias, Eddie
Gomez, Bob Magnusson, Jovino Santos Neto and Annie Ross to name a
few. He’s also toured for years with two of the greatest jazz singers ever – Jon
Hendricks (to England France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and the
Netherlands) since 1993, and Andy Bey (to Brazil, Canada, England, Spain,
Portugal, Macedonia and Greece) from 1997 to 2008. He also performed
in Argentina while touring with the great vibraphonist Gary Burton, who recorded
Paul’s tune Panama on his “Reunion” CD with Pat Metheny.
Paul has a number of critically acclaimed CDs – two new releases are World on
a String, a quintet with rising stars Donny McCaslin and Helio Alves, featuring
Paul’s original compositions and arrangements, and Paul Meyers Quartet
featuring Frank Wess, a relaxed straight ahead session with the tenor and flute
master. These follow two solo guitar CDs, Blues for the Millennium, with his
unique arrangements of jazz and Brazilian tunes, four original pieces and his own
transcriptions of 7 of Bela Bartok’s “Mikrokosmos”, and Dusk to Dawn, a
collection of original arrangements of Ellington, Gershwin, Lennon/McCartney,
Scott Joplin and more. Others include Brasil & Company, an all Brazilian CD
with the great vocalist Vera Mara, and Euforia, an envelope pushing Latin Jazz
trio with great Panamanian bassist/composer Santi Debriano and Brazilian
drummer Vanderlei Pereira. Paul and Santi also reunited for a duo CD, Spirit
and Samba. Earlier recordings include the unigue cello, bass and guitar
ensemble Trio Concertant, first runner-up for best chamber music CD of 1992,
and a jazz trio album, Blues for Henry Miller.
As a sideman Paul has contributed to many CDs, notably three with Andy Bey –
the Grammy nominated American Song, Tuesdays in Chinatown and Shades
of Bey. He toured with the great Argentinian pianist/composer Pablo Zeigler,
who featured Paul along with Stephon Harris on the live CD Tango meets
Jazz. Others include Hearts and Minds with Susannah McCorkle, 4 on 6 x 5
with the New York Jazz Guitar Ensemble and three Latin/Brazilian jazz
recordings featuring all original music – Obeah with Santi Debriano, Utatuba
with Kimson Plaut and Lucky with Hans Teuber.

 

Paul Meyers – Inside the Music 2009

Elements of Solo Guitar Workshop
Nylon String Fingerstyle crossing from Classical to Jazz to Brazilian.
This will be a lecture/demo workshop with hand-outs, you will not need your guitar.

Sunday, November 29th, 2009
1:00 – 3:00 PM

Tickets $20 Student Ticket $10
Limited seating available
Please call 613-729-0693 to order tickets.

“Paul Meyers is a guitarist’s guitarist. He displays a creative, fresh approach to harmonic and linear playing. He’s a brilliant soloist and accompanist and excels in contemporary jazz. His arranging and performances are as good as it gets.”
– Gene Bertoncini, solo jazz guitar master

www.paulmeyers.info