NIMBUS SEXTET are a major new talent on the UK jazz scene. 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. Signed to the internationally renowned Acid Jazz Records, Nimbus Sextet’s fresh take on jazz blends instantly relatable melodic hooks with driving grooves, sophisticated musicianship and episodic compositions.
Nimbus Sextet are making a significant mark on the British jazz scene, with the group being championed by Jazz FM and critics placing them alongside luminaries such as Nubya Garcia, Moses Boyd and Joe Armon Jones. Since their formation in 2018, the band have been prominent within the Scottish music scene, performing to packed audiences at the Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen Jazz Festivals, Doune The Rabbit Hole and the Kelburn Garden Party main stage, before expanding their reach on a successful UK tour in early 2020.
“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
The critically acclaimed debut album from Nimbus Sextet, DREAMS FULFILLED (Acid Jazz Records)
“With UK jazz seeing many of its artists continue to ascend to increasing heights of success, including Nubya Garcia, 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
“It’s easy to see why a bidding war ensued for these young men’s exclusivity. Another welcome addition to the evolving UK jazz scene” – TRUTH & LIES
DREAMS FULFILLED is out now on Acid Jazz Records (Jamiroquai, James Taylor Quartet, The Brand New Heavies). Awarded Album Of The Week by Jazz FM, and received to widespread critical acclaim by Jazzwise, Jazzed, Clash Magazine, BBC 6Music (Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show) and radio stations worldwide, Nimbus Sextet are primed to take their engaging sound to growing audiences in all corners of the globe.