NIMBUS SEXTET are a major talent on the UK jazz scene, signed to the internationally renowned Acid Jazz Records. Led by pianist/keyboardist and harmonica player Joe Nichols, the Glaswegian contemporary jazz outfit plays infectious original music that spans the jazz, world music and funk spectrum. Nimbus Sextet’s fresh take on jazz blends instantly relatable melodic hooks with driving grooves, sophisticated musicianship and episodic compositions.
“Diverse musical intelligence is regularly evident… Leader Joe Nichols’ keyboards are clearly a strength, cutting against the groove and clearing space for more personal expression” – JAZZWISE
“A gem” – Edward Adoo, BBC6 Music
The new ‘Helix’ digital E.P. is out now on Acid Jazz Records. Featuring the episodic jazz odyssey ‘Helix’ and the band’s version of Yussef Kamaal’s ‘Lowrider’ (featured on the Jazz FM playlist). Plus remixes of ‘Deep Dark Blue Lights’ and ‘Trap Door’ from Chris Read and Born 74.
“Fantastic debut full length from one of the most notable breakthrough groups currently making waves out of the UK jazz scene” – BEAT CAFFEINE
“With UK jazz seeing many of its artists continue to ascend to increasing heights of success, including saxophonist Nubya Garcia, pianist Joe Armon-Jones, Moses Boyd, Daniel Casimir… Nimbus Sextet’s ‘Dreams Fulfilled’ presents their vision of contemporary jazz as a project warranting a seat at the table.” – UK VIBE
DREAMS FULFILLED is Nimbus Sextet’s first album on Acid Jazz Records (Jamiroquai, James Taylor Quartet, The Brand New Heavies). Jazz FM have championed the band, and critics have placed them alongside luminaries such as Nubya Garcia and Joe Armon Jones. Their breakthrough singles, Trap Door and Lily White, featured on Jazz FM’s playlist and were on heavy rotation for several months. Nimbus Sextet were subsequently awarded Jazz FM’s Album Of The Week in late 2020. The band have been received to widespread acclaim by the likes of Jazzwise, Jazzed, Clash Magazine, BBC 6Music (including Huey Morgan and the Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show) and radio stations worldwide. Going from strength to strength as one of the most innovative groups from the new wave of UK jazz, Nimbus Sextet are primed to take their engaging sound to growing audiences in all corners of the globe.