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Nicolas Bearde Quartet with Josh Nelson, Luca Alemanno & Dan Schnelle
Nicolas Bearde Quartet with Josh Nelson, Luca Alemanno & Dan Schnelle

Wed, Jan 31

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Sam First

Nicolas Bearde Quartet with Josh Nelson, Luca Alemanno & Dan Schnelle

Drawing influence from Lou Rawls, Nat “King” Cole and Bill Withers, vocalist Nicolas Bearde is known for his silky baritone sound, wit and engaging rapport. In his 35+ year career, Bearde has collaborated with Nat Adderley, Jr, Vincent Herring, Eric Alexander, Bobby McFerrin and Bernard Purdie.

Jan 31, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Sam First, 6171 W Century Blvd #180, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA

Nicolas Bearde (vocals), Josh Nelson (piano), Luca Alemanno (bass), Dan Schnelle (drums)

Recording artist, Nicolas Bearde, a native of Nashville, began singing in earnest while living in Japan during his military service. After a stint in the L.A. music scene, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1980's and began focusing on jazz. For more than a decade he toured and recorded with Bobby McFerrin’s innovative vocal ensemble "Voicestra" and later its off-shoot, "SoVoSó". He has released 6 albums on his own label, and has earned a unique place in the contemporary male vocal jazz scene around the globe, garnering rave reviews at home and abroad from Jazz Times, All About Jazz, Jazz Wise, The Jazz Examiner and Jazz Weekly.

Nicolas is also the featured vocalist on sax legend Vincent Herrings chart-topping CD, "Hard Times" as well as narrator for Herring's “Story of Jazz Orchestra”  a 10 piece ensemble of jazz luminaries  (Eric Alexander, James Carter, Jon Faddis, Jeremy Pelt, Steve Turre, Mike LcDonne, Kenny Davis and Carl Allen) who travel the world presenting Jazz music's 100+year history of recorded jazz. Bearde also balances his music career with acting in stage productions,( "Master Harold....and the Boys,)  television ( Monk and Nash Bridges) and major feature films ( Final Analysis and True Crimes).

In 1997, Bearde formed his own Right Groove Records imprint to record and release his jazz and soul-influenced albums, including his latest acclaimed session I Remember You: The Music of Nat King Cole, which featured sax great Eric Alexander, that rose quickly to the Top 20 on the Jazz Week Charts.

"A richly impressive amalgam of Bill Withers and Billy Eckstine"...says Jazz Times, vocalist Nicolas Bearde turns every song he sings into personal expressions of love, hope, and soul. On his debut night at Sam First,  the timeless music of Lou Rawls, Nat Cole, Bill Withers, Burt Bacharach and some of his original pieces will provide his magic carpet.

All shows at Sam First are 21+ (no one under the age of 21 will be permitted)

Show Times: 7:30pm & 9:30pm, and a separate ticket is required for each show.

Notice of Recording: Sam First live streams and records all concerts. By entering Sam First, you understand that your image and/or voice might be included in those recordings. Sam First reserves the right to use any photography, video or audio recording taken at this event, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video.

Tickets

  • 1st set ticket (7:30pm)

    One ticket is good for one set of music only. Student discount code : SAM1STUDENT

    $25.00
    Sold Out
  • 2nd set ticket (9:30pm)

    One ticket is good for one set of music only. Student discount code : SAM1STUDENT

    $25.00
  • 1st set STREAM ONLY (7:30pm)

    This ticket is for live-streaming only.

    $10.00
  • 2nd set STREAM ONLY (9:30pm)

    This ticket is for live-streaming only.

    $10.00

Total

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