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Greg Heath / Nicolas Meier Quartet Live Stream from The Verdict Jazz Club

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Gregory Heath - Soprano & Tenor Saxophones

Nicolas Meier - Electric & Acoustic Guitar

Simon Thorpe - Acoustic bass

Nick Smalley - Drums & Percussion

Gregory Heath - Soprano & Tenor Saxophones

New Zealand born tenor saxophonist Greg Heath has been resident in the UK since 1986 and has worked with a wide range of jazz and popular musicians, including Dr John, Jimmy Cliff, Omar Hakim, Rachael Z, Nile Rogers, Mica Paris, Maceo Parker, Van Morrison and Joan Armatrading, Ilham Al Madfai, Roy Ayers, Beverley Knight, Jimmy Ruffin.

As a composer and has extensive experience writing for film, television and interactive media as well as leading his own quartet with an album release Fact & Fiction. 2009

He is a current member and co-founder of UK Jazz supergroup Hexagonal.

Nicolas Meier - Electric & Acoustic Guitar

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UK-based guitarist Nicolas Meier has carved a reputation out as one of the world's most original and uniquely talented guitarists. Drawing from a love of Turkish, Eastern & Middle Eastern music, Flamenco, Tango and more -- all mixed with jazz -- Meier's versatility and musical fluency extends well beyond that, even. (... so much so, that his considerable talents drew the attention of rock guitar legend, Jeff Beck, who made Nicolas a mainstay in The Jeff Beck Group -- carrying him on two world tours during the course of the last several years.)

Nick Smalley - Drums & Percussion

Nick studied percussion with Dave Hassell in his native Manchester, before going on to graduate from Leeds College of Music in 2002, having been awarded the John Scheerer Prize for Kit Drums in the previous year. Nick studied with Tony Mann and Paul Clarvis during this time, and was a member, along with Garry Jackson, of the Chris Issac Quartet which came second in the Perrier Young Jazz Awards ensemble category in 2000. He also plays drums in the Paul Wilkinson Trio with Garry Jackson.

Much in demand on the UK Jazz scene, nick has performed with many of the greats of British Jazz including.

Art Themen, John Dankworth, Jacqui Dankworth, Paloma Faith, Jamie Cullum, Ian Shaw, Guy Barker, Tina May, Alan Barnes, Bobby Wellins, Julian Joseph, John Surman, Mike Garrick, Gareth Lockrane, London Jazz Orchestra, Pete King, Jim Mullen, Henry Lowther, London Jazz Orchestra, Pete Brown

In addition to his drumming skills Nick is a highly accomplished percussionist with deep understanding of eastern, latin and african percussion styles.

Simon Thorpe - Acoustic bass

Bassist Simon Thorpe has become one the most popular bass player in the UK having worked with numerous artists including Stacey Kent, Bobby Wellins, Alan Barnes and Amy Winehouse. He leads his own 30-40’s swing band Jivin Miss Daisy and the electronic improv group Improphonics.

He is also a current member of UK Jazz supergroup Hexagonal.

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