I have arranged for leading guitarists Jonathan Kreisberg and Nelson Veras to bring their duo project to the UK for a handful of live dates this March. The run ends at the Spice of Life in Soho on Wednesday 27 March.
This is the duo's only London performance in 2019 and a rare opportunity to hear these world-renowned musicians perform in an intimate setting. Jonathan is well-known to London audiences as a sideman with the legendary organist Dr Lonnie Smith and as a leader of his quartets with the likes of Will Vinson and Colin Stranahan. Nelson is a rare visitor to the UK and one of the most remarkable guitarists working today.
I wanted to give LJGS members an early heads-up as tickets have just gone on sale this week.
Tickets are £15 in advance from https://www.wegottickets.com/event/461372
Any remaining tickets will be £20 on the door.
I'll be running around on the evening but hope to see some of you there!
KREISBERG meets VERAS
The greatest collaborations often are built upon two unique personalities that combine to create something beyond and outside of what the two had achieved individually. When those two musical individuals are like minded, yet possess their own specific sounds and approaches, the results can challenge the two to reach new heights and bring exhilarated audiences along for the ride.
Such is the musical friendship of guitarists Jonathan Kreisberg and Nelson Veras, and their upcoming recording and tours will introduce audiences to a new sound in the world of guitar.
Combining timeless melodicism and american swing with forward–thinking lines and textures, the music of Jonathan Kreisberg continues to attract a growing international fan base. The guitarist has performed 20th century works with the New World Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas; led his own groups and recorded several critically acclaimed cd's, and played and recorded with Dr. Lonnie Smith, Joe Locke, Lee Konitz, Bill Stewart and Larry Grenadier among others.
Nelson Veras has long been one of the Guitar world's great secrets, possessing a unique style based on a mixture of classical guitar techniques, modern jazz and classical harmony, and his Brazilian roots. He was "discovered" by Pat Metheny at age 14 and went on to win numerous awards before he was even 19. He has performed/recorded with Steve Coleman, Michel Petrucciani, Tomasz Stanko, and Manu Kaché among others.