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Clovis Nicolas and Friends LIVE at The Rooster!

June 30, 2014

clovJazz bassist Clovis Nicolas was recently featured in “Ron Carter at 75″ in Alice Tully Hall, where he performed with prestigious guests including Herbie Hancock, Russell Malone, Mulgrew Miller, Lewis Nash, Benny Golson and Buster Williams. That evening, Clovis was introduced to the audience by actor Danny Glover as the inaugural recipient of the Ron Carter Scholarship, an award based on merit and excellence.

Born in Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Clovis grew up in Provence and, after pursuing initial studies in Philosophy at the University of Aix-en-Provence, decided to become a musician. Following his graduation from the Conservatory Of Music in Marseilles, he moved to Paris.

Soon, Clovis’ precise and tasteful bass playing gained him recognition. He quickly became a first-call musician, performing with artists including Dee Dee Bridgewater, Brad Mehldau, Andre Ceccarelli, Michel Legrand, Stefano Di Battista, Belmondo, and many others. With the later, he recorded three albums, among them “Hymne au Soleil”, which received three Grammy Awards in 2004 and sold more than 20,000 copies. Clovis is also featured on more than fifteen critically acclaimed recordings, including the first two debut albums of pianist Baptiste Trotignon. He toured extensively with this band, playing at all the international major festivals (Montreux, Marciac, Montreal, JVC Festival, Paris La Villette, Vienne, Vancouver)

Clovis brings his stellar band to Harlem for an epic showcase on our stage this Thursday July 3rd for one mighty set at 8:30pm, at Ginny’s Supper Club at The Red Rooster!

Here’s the super-fierce line-up;

Brandon LEE: trumpet
Grant STEWART: tenor sax
Tadataka UNNO: piano
Clovis NICOLAS: bass, lead

See you at the shoooowwww!!

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