One of the most notable breakthrough groups currently making waves out of the UK jazz scene”

Beat CAffeine



SHORT BIO

Nimbus Sextet is the brainchild of pianist/keyboardist and harmonica player Joe Nichols. Featuring some of the most creative players from the Scottish music scene, the Glaswegian outfit blend contemporary jazz, funk, hip-hop, post-bop and world music elements with an infectious approach to melody and groove.

Nimbus Sextet’s debut album DREAMS FULFILLED (Acid Jazz Records) – featuring breakout singles ‘Trap Door’ and ‘Lily White’ – has garnerned significant critical and global acclaim, including Jazz FM’s ‘Album Of The Week‘. The band have firmly established themselves as leading lights in the new wave of Scottish jazz, and as a major voice in the UK’s vibrant jazz scene.

With UK jazz seeing many of its artists continue to ascend to increasing heights of success, including the continued prominence of saxophonist Nubya Garcia, pianist Joe Armon-Jones, drummer Moses Boyd, bassist Daniel Casimir… Nimbus Sextet’s ‘Dreams Fulfilled’ presents their vision of contemporary jazz as a project warranting a seat at the table.” – UK Vibe

QUOTES

“Brilliant group… now a major band on the jazz scene…JAZZ FM

“Fantastic debut full length from one of the most notable groups making waves out of the UK jazz scene”BEAT CAFFEINE

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

“Top Scottish ensemble with an eye on jazz and world music” – LONDON JAZZ NEWS

“Blasting down the door… Nimbus Sextet combine jazz with world grooves and funk to get your ears and soul on a trip you didn’t know you were in need of” FLEAMARKET FUNK 

It’s undeniable that this group of exceptionally sophisticated musicians have delivered a masterpiece.” RESONATE

“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

“Stunning debut… their formidable ease to improvise around thought and powerful grooves really resonates with you when you listen to their music”JAZZ REVELATIONS

An impressive debut for this talented group that will garner plenty of attention” – BASIC SOUL

Jazz is still here. Mercifully. Denoting and defining culture. It is important we have such craft to sing about.” – MAGAZINE SIXTY

“Effusive, ebullient…. a mouthwatering appetizer for what is to come” – 45 RPM

“Incredible young talents”BBC RADIO SCOTLAND

Acid Jazz’s latest edition to the roster and they fit right in. If you’re a fan of the Acid Jazz back catalogue you won’t be disappointed and the band’s sounds fit comfortably alongside the likes of Dinner Party and Snarky Puppy.” JAZZ FM

“Nimbus Sextet have caught our attention in a big way” – JAZZ FM

“Beautiful new music” – Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, WORLDWIDE FM

BUY/LISTEN/WATCH

JAZZ FM’S ‘ALBUM OF THE WEEK’, NOVEMBER 2020

PRESS

Photo Credits:

Photos 1, 4 and 7 – Neil Thomas Douglas
Photos 3, 6 and 9 – Harrison Reid
Photo 2 – Oliver Buchanan
Photo 8 – Paul Johnson

GET IN TOUCH:

Bookings (Ben Haslett): ben@steppingtiger.com
Enquiries (Wayne Dickson): musicatsconsultancy@gmail.com
Email: nimbussextet@gmail.com