Nimbus Sextet have quickly established themselves as one of the most prominent groups among the UK jazz scene.” 

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Nimbus Sextet at Ronnie Scott’s – Lee Bright (June 2023)

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NIMBUS SEXTET are one of the most prominent groups from the UK jazz scene. The brainchild of pianist/keyboardist and multinstrumentalist Joe Nichols, the six-piece have released two two albums on the iconic Acid Jazz Records DREAMS FULFILLED (2020) and FORWARD THINKER (2022). Both albums garnerned significant critical and global acclaim and were awarded Jazz FM’s ‘Album Of The Week‘ upon release. Performing in the UK and Europe’s top jazz venues, the band have firmly established themselves as a major voice in the vibrant British jazz scene.

Nimbus Sextet marked the release of their second album FORWARD THINKER with prominent shows at the prestigious New Morning in Paris, sold out concerts at Pizza Express Jazz Club and Glasgow Jazz Festival. They returned to the legendary Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club as part of a dynamite 12 date tour across the UK in Summer 2023, where they debuted compositions from their upcoming third album.

The UK jazz scene continues to deliver exceptional records… Nimbus Sextet’s Forward Thinker offers compositions with real scope” – Clash Magazine

QUOTES

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

A very accomplished record” JAZZWISE

“Wonderful!” – JAMIE CULLUM, THE JAZZ SHOW ON BBC RADIO 2

“One of the hottest acts on the Scottish jazz scene… Nimbus Sextet are doing great things for Scottish jazz”BBC RADIO SCOTLAND

“Polished, irresistibly groove-driven” – **** THE SCOTSMAN

“Joe Nichols sets Nimbus Sextet firmly apart from their UK jazz peers. This is a band capable of diversely off kilter composition and sometimes, something more sublime” UNCUT MAGAZINE

An original sound brilliantly supported by the soloists… Nimbus Sextet are back with a new, even more masterful album”  –  **** JAZZ MAGAZINE

Nimbus Sextet present their vision of contemporary jazz as a project warranting a seat at the table with Nubya Garcia, Joe Armon-Jones and Moses Boyd.” – **** UK VIBE

“On this evidence, they will soon be able to give Incognito a run for their money; and for those who are passionate devotees of British jazz-funk, should be checked-out post-haste”SOUL & JAZZ & FUNK

An infectious sound that gets down with a ‘70s funky fusion.” – **** SHINDIG!

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

“It’s easy to see why a bidding war ensued for these young men’s exclusivity.” – TRUTH & LIES

“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 

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

BUY/LISTEN/WATCH

FORWARD THINKER, JAZZ FM’S ‘ALBUM OF THE WEEK’ (JUNE 2022)
FORWARD THINKER (LIVE JAZZ FM SESSION)

Photo Credits:

Photo 1 – Wayne Dickson
Photo 2 – Richard Piggot

Photo 3Lucy Saintcyr
Photo 7 – Steph Bornemann
Photos 4 and 9 – Carl Hyde
Photos 5, 6 and 8 – Kieran Harris

GET IN TOUCH:

For more info, bookings, promo and interview requests, please contact:

Bookings: Craig Hume (Funkgurus Artist Management) –craig.hume@funkgurus.com

General Enquiries: nimbussextet@gmail.com

Wayne Dickson (manager) – 07307561499, musicatsconsultancy@gmail.com 

Lee Bright (Genre Fluid Publishing) – leebright@tangentialmusic.com