Nicholas Krolak

Nicholas Krolak

Instrument: Bass, acoustic | Location: Philadelphia

So exciting, yet passionate; always telling a story.
—Terell Stafford

Updated: July 19, 2021

Bassist Nicholas Krolak is a young veteran of the Philadelphia jazz scene. He has spent the last decade working as a side-man, experiencing new styles, and studying with the masters. Now, he has taken all he has learned and is applying it to his own group. Tracing the lineage of bebop into the contemporary, his compositions celebrate the city and honor nature. He is also the host of the Voice = Power Podcast in which he interviews visionaries of the Jazz world, pursuing the question: How does an artist find their voice?


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Terell Stafford: “so exciting yet passionate; always telling a story.”

Ben Schachter: “thoughtful, sensitive, and humble” —- “will undoubtedly be a contributor to the music world at large”

David Wong: “As a composer he has strong ties to the history of jazz while still sounding original and fresh. There is a wonderful sense of freedom along side clear melodies and strong harmonies.”

Warren Wolf
Hank Mobley
saxophone, tenor
Ben Schachter
saxophone, tenor
Cecile McLorin Salvant
voice / vocals


This is Our Moment

From: Voice = Power
By Nicholas Krolak

This Is Our Moment

From: This Is Our Moment (single)
By Nicholas Krolak