Paul Meyers, “one of the most eloquent jazz guitarists since Kenny Burrell,” (NY Times) will perform The Great American Songbook on Thursday, July 13 at 7 pm in the Childwold Memorial Presbyterian Church, Childwold, and Friday, July 14 at 7 pm in the Potsdam Presbyterian Church. These free concerts are part of an outreach initiative of the Orchestra of Northern New York and The Secret Sits Pro Musica Ensembles, Gull Pond, NY and Athens, GA.
Meyers has been a busy freelancer, sideman, and bandleader in and around New York City since 1980. For several years, Paul performed and recorded with his quartet featuring Frank Wess, until Mr. Wess’ passing. A very active player in New York’s vibrant Brazilian jazz scene, Paul leads his own Brazilian jazz group, World on a String. He has performed and/or recorded with a long list of jazz greats including Wynton Marsalis. He has four solo guitar CDs. Meyers’ remarkable talent has taken him to Japan, Hong Kong, Spain, Brazil, England, Greece, among many other countries.
He earned his Master of Music degree in jazz guitar from the Manhattan School of Music and a Bachelor of Music with honors from the New England Conservatory. In 1990/91, Paul received a Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for jazz composition.
Meyers is on the faculty of William Paterson University (since 1988), New Jersey City University (since 1993), and at SUNY Purchase (since 2019).