Singer/Songwriter Jazz recording artist and educator
Recording artist, Nicolas Bearde, a seasoned and highly
respected showman, has established himself as a powerful
presence in the contemporary jazz vocal mileu over this past decade.
His silky baritone sound invites comparisons to Johnny Hartman,
Lou Rawls, and Joe Williams, and his wit and engaging rapport
captures and draws the audience into his live performances.
Forged from his Nashville, (TN) roots and his 1980’s 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 has 6 CD's out on his own label, Right Groove Records,
his most recent album release, I Remember You: The Music of Nat King Cole
in August 2019, with coruscating solos by sax legend, Eric Alexander, and lush
arrangements by pianist, arranger Josh Nelson ( best known for his work with Natalie Cole)
rising quickly to the Top 20 on the Jazz Week Charts, garnering rave
reviews at home and abroad.
In addition to travelling with his own quartet, Nicolas currently tours
as the vocalist and narrator for Vincent Herring's New York based
Story of Jazz Orchestra that includes jazz luminaries Eric Alexander,
James Carter, Jon Faddis, Jeremy Pelt, Steve Turre, Kenny Davis, Mike
LeDonne and Carl Allen, and that celebrates 100 years of recorded jazz.