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Eduardo Niebla on Tour
13 Oct 2017 - 13 Nov 2017|
Eduardo Niebla is a formidable flamenco jazz guitar virtuoso and master of today’s generation. He embarks on tour next month with appearances at The East Riding Theatre Beverley (13 Oct), Junction Goole (14 Oct), The Battle Festival(17 Oct), The National Centre for Early Music York (20 Oct), Musicport Whitby (22 Oct), The London Guitar Festival at Kings Place (28 Oct), Cranborne, Portesham & Cerne Abbas, Dorset (10-12 Nov) and World Unlimited at Kingskerswell Devon (13 Nov).
Continually seeking out new musical terrain Eduardo has traversed the worlds of jazz, classical and world music, collaborating with such diverse partners as sitar maestro Nishat Khan, Lol Coxhill (sax), the Dante String Quartet and Craig David. And these collaborations continue with the premiere of Eduardo’s composition “From Tree to Sea”, featuring words by poet Ian McMillan, which celebrates the East Riding and Hull City of Culture 2017. This will be performed at the East Riding Theatre Beverley and Junction Goole on 13 & 14 October together with East Riding musicians and video projection (funded by Arts Council England & East Riding Council).
The rest of the tour features Eduardo’s amazing repertoire of ‘stunning flamenco jazz’ (The Sound) from his latest albums. This is really a shorthand to the wealth of influences that resonate from his guitar from his collaborations with musicians from around the globe, but one thing for sure is that it’s exquisite guitar playing of the highest level. Eduardo is accompanied by Matthew Robinson / Daniel Martinez Lopez (guitar), Willemijn Steenbakkers (violin) & Dharmesh Parmar (Indian tabla).
In this world of changing times the power of music to connect is a wonderful thing so catch Eduardo Niebla in concert and be inspired.
Check all Eduardo Niebla’s tour dates here.
Eduardo Niebla was born in Tangiers Morocco in 1955, the 7th of 11 children. In 1960 in politically turbulent times the family moved to Girona Spain where Eduardo grew up, starting out learning flamenco on the streets, then through his teenage years exploring jazz and symphonic rock where he hit stardom with his cult band Atila. Eduardo’s curiosity to explore music led to his move to London in the late 70s where he performed with Mother Gong at Glastonbury and worked with Tom Newman producer. Since then he has collaborated with musicians across the globe including: Palestinian oud player Adel Salameh, Deepak Ram (bamboo flute), trance phenomenon Juno Reactor and George Michael.
Over the last 4 decades Eduardo’s concert appearances have included the Cairo, Tbilisi, Odessa, Brecon and Marlborough International Jazz Festivals, the Jaipur Festival India, the Queen Elizabeth Hall London, Celtic Connections, the Olympic Games Greece, the San Isidro Fiesta Madrid and Glastonbury, as well as concert tours throughout Europe, the Baltic States, the Middle East and South Africa. He has recorded 23 albums of his original compositions and written music for films, documentaries and plays, including for the BBC, as well as Festival commissions. He now lives in the heart of the North Yorkshire countryside where he has his recording studios.
Image above: Mark Sunderland