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Bryan Nichols is a Minneapolis-based pianist and composer, working primarily in jazz and instrumental music. He returned to the Twin Cities in 2005 after four busy years in Chicago where he played with jazz heavyweights like Corey Wilkes, Nicole Mitchell, Ernest Dawkins, Von Freeman and Hamid Drake. Since returning to Minneapolis, he leads and composes for his own trio, his quartet/quintet and his large group, We Are Many. An in-demand freelancer, he also plays regularly with Gang Font, Kelly Rossum Quartet, James Buckley Trio, Zacc Harris Quartet and Lambeau Magic. He teaches jazz piano at MacPhail Center for Music and University of Wisconsin �" Eau Claire.             Bryan was recently award a 2010 McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians, a prestigious and competitive award for Minnesota musicians

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Small Wonders

Label: Shifting Paradigm Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Ominous Skies; Sundials; Glass Houses; Civil Dawn; A Beautiful Life; The Void; Mixed Signals; Apple Jacks; Maya Song.

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The Void

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Label: Shifting Paradigm Records
Released: 2021
Duration: 07:54

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Zacc Harris Group: Small Wonders

Read "Small Wonders" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Accompanied by the hugely conversant John Raymond on trumpet and flugelhorn, saxophonist Brandon Wozniak, Expressionism-steeped pianist Bryan Nichols and the fluid viscosity of rhythm brothers bassist Chris Bates and drummer JT Bates, Zacc Harris—whose tonal voyage could be immediately likened to that of John Scofield (if only Harris didn't harken and manage all his influences so ...

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Looking North

Label: Shifting Paradigm Records
Released: 2017
Track listing: Unringing a Bell; Lonesome Tremolo Blues; Fractures; We Build and Destroy; Lake View; Act Natural; Very Low Impact; Lullaby for Sharks; We Live Here; Finders.

Article: Album Review

Bryan Nichols: Looking North

Read "Looking North" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro


Il giovane pianista di Minneapolis Bryan Nichols inanella in questo lavoro solitario dieci brani per lo più di sua composizione (fanno eccezione “Lonesome Tremolo Blues" e “Lullaby for Sharks") affidandosi a un periodare corretto quanto scarsamente inventivo, sostanzialmente incapace di dire una qualche parola in grado di attrarre l'ascoltatore al di là di una gradevolezza di ...

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Bright Places

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2011

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The Beginnings of Things

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2011
Duration: 8:07

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Bryan Nichols Inhabits "Bright Places"

Bryan Nichols Inhabits "Bright Places"

Bryan Nichols brings a lot to the Twin Cities jazz scene, as a pianist, a composer and an educator. What the world may have lost in a potential genetics researcher (his undergraduate major at Iowa State) has been easily compensated in our gain of artistic vision. A Twin Cities native, Bryan spent a few years honing ...

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Todd Clouser: A Love Electric

Read "A Love Electric" reviewed by Chris May


Musicians and painters from the US have long since been relocating to Mexico, hoping to deepen their art through immersion in a slower pace of life. Guitarist Todd Clouser is a recent emigré, who moved south in 2006. Back then, Mexico's drug war was just starting to heat up, and has grown more vicious with each ...


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