Clovis Nicolas

“Freedom Suite Ensuite”

Sunnyside Records 2018

Clovis Nicolas

“Nine Stories”

Sunnyside Records 2014


Laurent Courthaliac & Friends

“At Barloyd’s”

Bruce Harris


Positone Records 2017

Behn Gillece

“Walk Of Fire”

Positone Records 2017

Samora Pinderhughes

“The Transformations Suite”

Gray Area Records 2016

Laurent Courthaliac

“All My Life”

Jazz&People Records 2016

Baptiste Trotignon


Naive 2000


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, Clovis Nicolas also distinguishes himself as a first-rate composer.
– DownBeat Magazine


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

Clovis Nicolas is a jazz bass player and composer 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 busy schedule as a sideman, Clovis is also a band leader who released two albums for Sunnyside Record: “Nine Stories” (Best Albums of the Year in DownBeat) and “Freedom Suite Ensuite,” featuring Kenny Washington on drums.

Latest Update

Noteworthy performances coming up soon:  Kenny Washington Quintet at Smoke on Oct 10th-13th! More info and ticketing on the Schedule Page.