Albums:

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Clovis Nicolas

“Autoportrait”

Sunnyside Records 2021

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Clovis Nicolas

“Freedom Suite Ensuite”

Sunnyside Records 2018

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Clovis Nicolas

“Nine Stories”

Sunnyside Records 2014

sideman:

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Uptown Jazz Tentet

“What’s Next”

Irrabagast Records 2020

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Bruce Harris

“Beginnings”

Positone Records 2017

Behn Gillece

“Walk Of Fire”

Positone Records 2017

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Samora Pinderhughes

“The Transformations Suite”

Gray Area Records 2016

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Laurent Courthaliac

“All My Life”

Jazz&People Records 2016

Baptiste Trotignon

“Fluide”

Naive 2000

Clovis Nicolas Modern Jazz Bass Player
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One of only a handful of bassists cutting any new or worthwhile ground in modern jazz
– Bop-N-Jazz

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A formidable walker, with a big, resonant tone, Clovis Nicolas also distinguishes himself as a first-rate composer.
– DownBeat Magazine

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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.

Clovis Nicolas Modern Jazz Bass Player
{

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

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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 three albums for Sunnyside Record: “Nine Stories” – Best Albums of the Year in DownBeat – “Freedom Suite Ensuite” with Kenny Washington on drums; and “Autoportrait” a solo bass album awarded a 5 stars review in Jazz Magazine.

Latest Update

My latest solo bass album “Autoportrait” is out and receiving a lot of good press (Le Monde, Choc Jazz Magazine, DownBeat…)! You can order a copy and the sheet music in the “Shop” section.

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