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Meraki (n) 
'The soul, creativity or love you put into something; the essence of yourself that is put into your work.'

Meraki is a trio led by multi award-winning pianist and composer Jacky Naylor, completed by double bassist Nick Jurd and drummer Jonathan Silk.  The trio effortlessly travel through the various moods, emotions and complexities of Naylor’s original contemporary music, whilst dynamically interacting.  They completed an Arts Council funded tour in April 2019, and subsequently recorded their debut album at Real World Studios. The album is being mixed by August Wanngren (Phronesis, Marius Neset, Kenny Wheeler) and mastered by Peter Beckmann (The Printmakers, Julian Arguelles, Laura Mvula), and is due to be released and toured in September 2020.

“Three outstanding musicians with compositions worthy of their talents. Strong writing, absolute unity of purpose, great technique, free-flowing solos, and, vitally, a gorgeous, quiet soulfulness - Meraki has it all in spades.” - LondonJazzNews