Album release + Solo Bass Concert – Soapbox Gallery – May 3rd, 8pm New Album

Album release for ‘AUTOPORTRAIT’ at the SoapBox Gallery on May 3rd at 8pm (one set only). It will be a solo bass concert available for streaming only.
Tickets and info below –

CD Release Concert at ‘SoapBox Gallery’

“A solo bass album is a mountain to climb. Clovis Nicolas took the time to think about it and to prepare for it. The depth, the inspiration and the talent that he displays here put him on the highest peaks. Following him in this journey was inspiring and fascinating.” – Daniel Yvinec

Hello everybody,
My new album “AUTOPORTRAIT” has been out for two weeks and I am overwhelmed by the positive feedback I received from all of you! It was a big challenge for me and it’s always nice to hear back from fellow bass players, musicians and music lovers. A CD release concert is scheduled next week at the Soapbox Gallery on Monday, May 3rd, 8pm, and I invite you all to join the livestream and support the venue. I will be playing the repertoire of the album and some Thelonious Monk songs.

For more info, please click here or below: Soapbox Concert 

The CD is available on all platforms, Spotify, Apple Music… but I encourage you to get it on Band Camp or on my own website shop to support the artist during these tough times (there is a -10% discount with the coupon code SOLO CONCERT for the next two weeks in my shop).

See you soon, in person or in the virtual world!
Musically yours,

Upcoming Solo Bass Album “Autoportrait”

I went to Sear Sound studio last September to record my first solo bass album (and my third as a leader). I spent a whole year working it with the help of producer Daniel Yvinec. We came up with 13 songs, some originals, some standards, some moments of pure improvisation in the studio. It was a long process, but I’m happy to inform you that it will be released in just a few weeks on Sunnyside Records. Photographer Shervin Lainez did an amazing job for the album cover, and the videographer Bertrand Guez is working on the teaser as we speak! Please contact me here if you want to order a copy before the release date 😉

Bass Workshop Patreon Page

Last year, at the beginning of the pandemic when everyone’s gig had been canceled, I decided to start a Bass Workshop on Instagram. I shared some tips about bass, harmony, technique, repertoire and music in general. I was blown away by the response I got! People from India, Colombia, Japan, UK, France, Russia, Spain and all over the world logged in everyday, eager to learn and hear about music. I decided to put together all the material covered and some new stuff too, all edited and polished. It will soon be available in video and PDF format on my Patreon Page. Subscribe to my Newsletter if you want to here about the launch date!

Uptown Jazz Tentet

We’ve 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 in the Discography page.



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