Jazz guitarist Paul Meyers has led various groups in the NYC area for many years. One of the finest was a quartet featuring the legendary Frank Wess, and that quartet recorded a critically acclaimed CD on the Miles High label and had numerous performances in New York City clubs and concert stages around the Northeast.Since that time Paul has often led a trio like the one that backed up Frank Wess, and our night at Shanghai will be with this great group. The trio features two fantastic musicians who were both veterans of the great Jim Hall’s trio - drummer Andy Watson and bassist Steve LaSpina -
Paul Meyers - "one of the most eloquent jazz guitarists since Kenny Burrell" - James Gavin, NY Times -
Andy Watson has been a fixture on the New York jazz scene for over two decades. He has performed and recorded with an impressive list of artists and groups, including: Toshiko Akiyoshi, Bill Frisell, Benny Golson, Jim Hall, Tom Harrell, Jon Hendricks, Woody Herman, Joe Lovano, Wynton Marsalis, Marian McPartland, James Moody, Marvin Stamm, Mike Stern, Lew Tabackin and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra.
As a member of Jim Hall’s trio, Andy played on the critically acclaimed recording, “Dialogues “. All About Jazz magazine called his performance on David Bixler’s “Call It A Good Deal” “one of the top ten for 2006”. Bassist Steve Laspina has been a prominent feature on the NY and National Jazz scene for 30+ years. He has performed and recorded with greats like Benny Carter, Stan Getz, Phill Woods, Clark Terry, Chet Baker, Pat Martino and many more. Steve has also played the wold’s foremost jazz festivals including North Sea and Umbia Jazz!