Nicolas Bearde CD Release Event
Internationally renowned vocalist, Nicolas Bearde, is a jazz singer of remarkable depth, range and technique who has won acclaim from critics and jazz audiences worldwide for his 'buttery baritone' and deeply imaginative interpretations. A seasoned and highly respected showman on stage, Bearde's brilliant and lush vocals combine passion, wit and sensuality, with an engaging rapport that captures and draws the audience into his performance. Forged from his Nashville, (TN) roots and his 1980s initiation into the thriving San Francisco music scene, Nicolas unique approach and electrifying delivery of his originals, time-tested standards, blues and other familiar jazz works, are soulful, swinging, improvisational and memorable!!
Nicolas Bearde's new album "Invitation" produced and arranged by Nat Adderley Jr. released January 29th, 2016!!
On "Invitation", Nicolas' fifth solo outing on the Right Groove imprint, he comes out swinging with both fee firmly planted in the straight ahead jazz milieu. Produced largely by pianist, composer Nat Adderley Jr. - son of trumpet/cornetist, Nat Adderley Sr., (and nephew of sax legend, Julian "Cannonball" Adderley) "Invitation" deftly satisfies with finely wrought vocal interpretations of nine Jazz classics. Bearde's "buttery baritone"...." delivers in the tradition of legendary song stylists such as Billy Eckstine, Johnny Hartman, Arthur Prysock, Lou Rawls and Jon Lucien while maintaining his own unique approach to this bristling set.
**** JAZZ TIMES by Christopher Loudon - March issue 2016
"Where Jazz intersects soul, there are few more satisfying stylists than Nicolas Bearde, a richly impressive amalgam of Bill Withers and Billy Eckstine."
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