“Clear, clean and concise coupled with a towering technique. This guy’s got the lot!” “Blues & Soul. “Bluesy lyricism and breezy swing” John Fordham.
“Nigel Price is a blazing guitar player. He has serious chops and is able to demonstrate them wonderfully in the context of the standard repertoire. His arrangements and new melodies are creative and expressive,”
Nigel’s playing is remarkable. His solos play off the previously recorded rhythm beautifully. It sounds as though there are two players playing live, listening to each other. Chops are abundant and rhythm playing is creative and fresh. Nigel Price is a guitarist we’ll hear more from, for sure. Check him out when you have a chance. (Jazz Guitar)
Hard swinging, bluesy, melodic, inventive and virtuosic are just some of the ways in which Nigel Price’s world class guitar playing comes across. He also plays chords and harmonies exquisitely
Nigel is one of the top UK jazz guitar players. He’s a regular performer at Ronnie Scott’s where he has racked up over 150 performances, spent three years with the James Taylor Quartet, has performed with the BBC big band, the legendary David Axelrod and led his organ trio to first place in the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG) awards for “best jazz ensemble” in 2010.
Nigel was born and raised in Surrey. He began playing guitar aged eleven and spent the next seven years messing around in school bands/rock bands etc. Latterly he moved to Brighton where he discovered fusion and jazz and trained as a sound engineer. Inevitably the days by the seaside had to come to an end and he moved back to Surrey, forming more adventurous funk and fusion outfits, touring Europe and eventually becoming immersed in modern jazz. A chance meeting with Acid Jazz guru Chris Bangs led to a busy recording schedule and a long term partnership spawning many funk and jazz recordings.
Nigel is now a well established member of the jazz community and is an in demand sideman as well as leading his own groups, preferring the organ, drums, guitar combo but versatile enough to feel comfortable in a variety of musical scenarios. He has encountered many different musicians along the way and is pleased to have played with (amongst others): Pee Wee Ellis, Alex Garnett, Matt Wates, Bobby Wellins, Alec Dankworth, Alan Barnes, Martin Drew, Ben Clatworthy, Dave O’Higgins, Mark Ramsden, Julian Siegel, Mike Gorman, Mike Outram, Pete Long, Frank Griffith, Dave Cliff, Steve Waterman, Laurence Cottle, Anthony Kerr, Mornington Lockett, Steve Watts, Mike Janisch, Jim Watson, Graham Fox, Nick France, Sir Brian Iddendon, Geoff Gascoyne, Martin Shaw, James Pearson, Sam Burgess, Chris Dagley, Matt Home, Pete Whittaker, Sam Gambarini, Simon Spillet, Dave Newton, Spike Wells, Peter King.
Direct from Ronnie Scott’s house band, Nigel has rightly earned a reputation as one of Britain’s finest players on the six strings. Many of the audience leaving at the end last night would ask if that description was too narrow – perhaps one of the finest players in the World would be more accurate. He does things that are so technically difficult and yet makes it seem all so easy, so flowing. Chords spread across 6 frets, harmonics, octaves, rake picking, finger style chord melody and lightening, lightening speed all these things just appear in the course of a solo. It makes for a tremendous exciting sound
Come along to this great gig with Nigel and the Roger Odell Jazznights Trio.
Jazznights presents the best in modern jazz at:
The Function Suite, The Cherry Tree, Knowl Green, Belchamp St Paul, Suffolk, CO10 7BY.
Tel: 01787 237263 Admission £8. Doors 7.30pm. Music 8.00-10.30pm.
Reserve your table seating on 01787 237653 or email. Pay on the night.
Food available and can be served before or during the performance.
For further information go to www.jazz-nights.com