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Freedom Suite Ensuite (feat. Kenny Washington), Clovis Nicolas

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First appearance in CHINA coming up! Concerts at Jazz At Lincoln Center in Shanghai with the Bruce Harris Sextet from April 8th to May 7th > more info on the “Schedule” page.

Photo: Marc Bennet

Clovis Nicolas is a jazz bass player and composer currently living in New York City, who graduated from the Juilliard School. His warm, precise and tasteful bass playing gained him a solid reputation on the international scene, which led to performances with artists such as Peter Bernstein, Herbie Hancock, Jeremy Pelt, Brad Mehldau, Harry Allen, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Curtis Fuller. Parallel to his sideman activities, Clovis is also a band leader who already released two albums for Sunnyside Record: “Nine Stories”  (Best Albums of 2014 in DownBeat Magazine)  and more recently “Freedom Suite Ensuite,” featuring drummer Kenny Washington.

“One of only a handful of bassists cutting any new or worthwhile ground in modern jazz” – Bop-N-Jazz
“A formidable walker with a big, resonant tone […] A first-rate composer.” – DownBeat 

“You will hear, from Mr. Nicolas, well thought out bass lines that spur the band in the direction that he wants them to go […] A very, very good bass sound.” – Ron Carter


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