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Here are details of the artists that are playing at Boaters during October 2017. We also run a mailing list where you can be the one of the first to find out details of who's playing in the coming months. Please note that the music starts at around 8:00pm.

Sunday 1st October
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Nicolas Meier Group Nicolas Meier Group

In just a few short years UK based Swiss guitarist Nicolas has carved out a reputation as one of the country's most original guitarists. He has been described as a guitarist of phenomenal technique who is also fluent on the rarely heard glissentar, and his eclectic influences are drawn from jazz, latin, flamenco and Eastern music. He is also a member of Jeff Beck's band and has just released a new album entitled 'Infinity' featuring Jimmy Haslip on bass and drummer Vinnie Colaiuta. Tonight's gig is part of a major international tour to promote the 'Infinity' album and the line up features Richard Jones on violin, Kevin Glasgow on bass and drummer Tristan Banks.

website: www.meiergroup.com

Sunday 8th October
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Jacqui Hicks Jacqui Hicks

Tonight sees the return of soul and jazz vocalist Jacqui, and the band with keyboard player Simon Carter, bassist Phil Mulford and drummer Frosty Beedle that recently released their album entitled 'The Boaters Project'. This album features a great selection of songs that the band have made their own after playing together at Boaters for so many years. The choice of material reflects the band's love of artists such as Stevie Wonder, James Taylor and Chaka Khan, plus some new arrangements with a twist.

website: www.jacquihicks.com

Sunday 15th October
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Derek Nash Derek Nash

Derek is one of the most popular saxophonists in Britain. He is the leader of the award winning group Sax Appeal, and is also a member of Jools Holland's Band with whom he has toured all over the country and made countless TV appearances. You can expect a great selection of jazz funk classics and original compositions that are guaranteed to raise the roof! Completing the line up are Simon Carter on keyboards, Laurence Cottle on bass and Darby Todd on drums.

website: www.saxappeal.co.uk

Sunday 22nd October
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Christian Brewer Quintet Christian Brewer Quintet

Christian is one of the most lyrical and soulful alto sax players to have emerged from the UK in recent years. Loved for his melodic playing and pure tone, he has risen to prominence on the British jazz scene, and established himself as one of the most creative exponents of the post-bop style associated with the early sixties. The line up features Christian's long term collaborator Damon Brown on trumpet, along with Leon Greening on piano, Adam King on bass and Matt Skelton on drums.

website: www.christianbrewer.co.uk

Sunday 29th October
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Dave O'Higgins Dave O'Higgins

A regular visitor to Boaters, Dave is a tenor saxophonist with exceptional fluency whose playing is full of melodic development and adventure. His influences are drawn from the history of modern jazz, from Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, Joe Henderson through to Stanley Turrentine and Michael Brecker. Tonight's gig is part of a large UK tour to promote his new album "It's Always 9.30 In Zog", and features pianist Rob Barron, Geoff Gascoyne on double bass and drummer Sebastiaan de Krom.

Photo: Christine Ongsiek

website: www.daveohiggins.com