Nigel Price  and Alessio Menconi

London’s Two-Guitars Festival

Thursday March 24

Nigel Price
and Alessio Menconi

Piano Smithfield, Long Lane, Barbican, London

Bring together the most awarded British jazz guitarist Nigel Price, with the widely recognised Italian jazz master Alessio Manconi, and you have a recipe for what will be a brilliant, tight ensemble, high intensity evening of inventive jazz guitar creativity and improvisation.

Over a career spanning more than 25 years, award winning jazz guitarist Nigel Price has become widely acknowledged as one of the hardest working musicians in the business. Early influences include Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass and John McLaughlin.

Musically, his blend of flowing bebop lines, deep blues sensibility and his mastery of chording continue to delight audiences and fellow musicians alike. His career highlights include appearances with Gladys Knight and Van Morrison.

Nigel has played on over 50 albums including 5 as leader; he has won British Jazz Awards and Parliamentary Jazz Awards and is among a rare breed of musicians making over 500 appearances at Ronnie Scott’s

Here’s a taste of what’s in store with Nigel and Nigel (!} playing “Fragments of Blues” 


Alessio Manconi, is Italian , born in  Genoa. A child prodigy, he taught himself guitar when ten years old and started his professional career with many Italian top musicians in 1986. 

He is currently leading his trio and working on a solo project, recently releasing albums for both. He is the Jazz Guitar teacher at the Conservatorio di Musica Niccolò Paganini, Genoa. Alessio is one of the most important and requested guitar players in Italy and other European countries, recording over 40 albums

Included among  his many achievements and awards are Best Soloist, Grand Prix du Jazz; 1st Prize as the  Best Italian Guitarist in the Eddie Lang Festival; Jazz Lighthouse Career Award; selected for World Best Jazz Guitarist cd compilation. 

Jazz It  magazine listed his “Sketches of Miles” in the best 100 jazz records of the world.

Here’s a close up of Alessio’s fast moving thumb and fingers on “Sundown” blues

Pan European cooperation is alive and well for great music  in our Two-Guitars Festival 


Doors 6.45pm

Music 8pm

Tickets £20 plus £1.50 Booking fee


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