Edgar Meyer

Airs Thursday, January 7, at 8 p.m. In demand as both a performer and a composer, Edgar Meyer has formed a role in the music world unlike any other. One of the most remarkable virtuosos in the relatively un-chronicled history of his instrument, Meyer’s technique and musicianship in combination with his gift for composition have brought him to the fore. In this episode, we listen to bassist Edgar Meyer in a variety of performances spanning the past ten years of SMF, including solo, duo, trio and quartet settings across a wide range of musical styles.

Airs Thursday, August 6, at 8 p.m. Bassist Edgar Meyer and banjoist Bela Fleck had collaborated for nearly thirty years, but in 2008 when they formed a trio with tabla master Zakir Hussain, they created a small group in which each member offered up original compositions based upon their virtuosity and shared musical ideas. Tune in for part two of a Savannah Music Festival concert featuring Fleck, Meyer and Hussain live at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts. 

Airs Thursday, July 30, at 8 p.m. Bassist Edgar Meyer and banjoist Bela Fleck had collaborated for nearly thirty years, but in 2008 when they formed a trio with tabla master Zakir Hussain, they created a small group in which each member offered up original compositions based upon their virtuosity and shared musical ideas. Tune in for part one of a Savannah Music Festival concert featuring Fleck, Meyer and Hussain live at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts. 

Airs Thursday, September 19 at 8 p.m. Bassist Edgar Meyer and banjoist Bela Fleck had collaborated for nearly thirty years, but in 2008 when they formed a trio with tabla master Zakir Hussain, they created a small group in which each member offered up original compositions based upon their virtuosity and shared musical ideas. Tune in for part two of a 2011 Savannah Music Festival concert featuring Fleck, Meyer and Hussain live at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts.

Airs Thursday, July 11 at 8 p.m. Throughout a lifetime of performing and composing, Edgar Meyer has turned the double bass into a modern virtuoso instrument that is equally at home in classical music and in the American vernacular. Mandolin master Mike Marshall has been blending genres in acoustic music for more than 30 years, performing and recording with players in bluegrass, classical, jazz and Brazilian music - so it's no surprise that Marshall and Meyer have developed a fully realized concept of the mandolin/bass duo, presenting a repertoire that spans the globe. Tune in for highlights from their 2012 performance in the Charles H. Morris Center at the 2012 Savannah Music Festival.

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