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Upcoming Albums

I went in the studio twice last month and I just finished mixing two recordings! The first one is an intimate trio with guitarist Michael Valeanu, saxophonist Jon Boutellier and myself on bass. Nice compositions and relaxed vibe. The second recording session was for my upcoming third album as a leader, to be released on Sunnyside Records in April 2021. The tracking took place at Sear Sound Studio in New York – old school live 2 tracks on tape – and I’m really happy about the sound. If you want to be updated about the release, please subscribe to my newsletter

Uptown Jazz Tentet

We’ve just released a new CD with the UJT entitled “What’s Next.” I really like it, it features mostly original music + a couple standards orchestrated for this swinging ensemble led by Brandon Lee (tp), James Burton and Willie Applewhite (tb). It already hit the jazz charts as one of the top 50 most played albums on the radios in USA! You can learn more about it – as well as the other album I’ve released this year with Barend Middelhoff – in the Discography page.

Bass Workshop/Live on Instagram

During this time of pandemic when everyone’s gig has been canceled, I’ve decided to start a Live Direct on Instagram daily. I share some tips about bass, harmony, technique, repertoire and music in general. I’ve been blown away by the response I’ve gotten so far! People from India, Colombia, Japan, UK, France, Russia, Spain and all over the world log in everyday, eager to learn and hear about music. I decided to put together all the material covered (around 50 workshops already) and it will soon be available for sale in video and PDF format on this website. Stay tuned and join the live stream on Instagram! @clovisnicolas

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