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, 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 has been mixed by August Wanngren (Phronesis, Marius Neset, Kenny Wheeler) and mastered by Peter Beckmann (The Printmakers, Julian Arguelles, Gregory Porter), and is due to be released on Ubuntu Records in September 2020.