There’s a chance to see one of the world’s best flamenco guitarists at the Colchester Arts Centre next week.

Eduardo Niebla makes music that transcends genres and crosses barriers, fusing flamenco gypsy jazz with classical and Indian nuances.

Over the years Eduardo has collaborated with musicians across the globe including: sitar maestro Nishat Khan, the Dante String Quartet, the late Lol Coxhill (sax), Palestinian oud player Adel Salameh, trance phenomenon Juno Reactor and pop musicians George Michael and Craig David.

His concert appearances have included the Odessa, Brecon and Marlborough International Jazz Festivals, the Jaipur Festival in India, the Queen Elizabeth Hall London, and the Olympic Games in Athens.

Eduardo was born in Morocco in 1955, the seventh of 11 children. In 1960 the family became refugees and settled in Girona, Spain where he grew up. In 1973 Eduardo turned professional with his acclaimed symphonic rock band “Atila” and later moved to Paris. In 1978 he arrived in London to pursue a solo career, performing with Mother Gong at Glastonbury in ’79, and is now regarded as one of the outstanding guitarists of his generation. He now lives in North Yorkshire where he has his recording studios.

He plays the Church Street venue on Friday, July 20. For tickets call 01206 500900.