Moira Kerr on her Saturday morning Sounds Celtic programme has jazz guitarist Nigel Clark as her guest.
Nigel has emerged as one of Europe’s top guitarists. The Scottish native has worked with some of the biggest names in jazz and pop throughout the last 15 years and has toured the world as a leader, sideman and accompanist. Nigel made his US debut on Arkadia Jazz with Grand Hotel Europa, bridging the gap between straight ahead acoustic and contemporary smooth jazz in a way that surprised audiences of both genres.
Blended with the silky sound of the nylon strings and spiced with tinges of flamenco, Brazilian, Indian and other world music, Nigel Clark creates a new hybrid in the jazz melting-pot. The result is a truly contemporary conception that is planted deeply in traditional roots.
Born in Glasgow in 1957, Nigel was drawn to the guitar in the early 1970’s. Influenced by the rock music of the day, Nigel’s exposure to the gypsy genius Django Reinhardt made an equally lasting impression.
Sounds Celtic with Moira Kerr, Saturday 18 June 10.00am-12 noon.