Even among a generation filled with prodigiously talented guitarists, Nir Felder stands out. Felder cuts an imposing presence on stage with his low-slung Stratocaster, and effortlessly rattles off complex and knotty lines. He’s proven to be an endlessly versatile sideman, working with artists as varied as Esperanza Spalding, John Mayer, Joe Lovano, and Ken Thomson of the Bang on a Can All-Stars. And he’s developed a unique voice as a composer and bandleader, complementing his technical abilities with a deeply-lyrical, rock-influenced melodic sense.
Before heading out on a European tour with trumpeter Keyon Harrold, Felder will bring his trio—featuring Orlando Le Fleming on bass and Jimmy MacBride on drums—to The Jazz Gallery on Saturday, February 25th. To get a sense of the rhythmic fireworks and tight interplay Felder’s trios can produce, check out this recent video of Felder playing at 55 Bar.
The Nir Felder Trio plays The Jazz Gallery on Saturday, February 25th, 2017. The group features Mr. Felder on guitar, Orlando Le Fleming on bass, and Jimmy MacBride on drums. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. $22 general admission ($12 for members) for each set. Purchase tickets here.