Born: July 11
From small town Midwest beginnings to the big-time as an internationally known saxophonist, Grady Nichols enjoys an audience as broad as his musical taste. Hot off the success and critical acclaim of last CD, Sophistication, Grady’s goal was to record a CD that reflected his broad range of musical influences and tastes. To accomplish this, he tapped Zac Maloy to produce his newest endeavor, Take Me With You.
Maloy’s musical versatility includes writing, producing and performing. He is the founder and front man of the MCA Records band, The Nixons and also produced The Vanished, Bowling For Soup (Jive Records) and Jonas Brothers (Hollywood Records)...
Awards• Legacy Tribute Award from the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame (2004)
• Charlie Christian Jazz Music Award for Outstanding Achievements In Jazz (2005)
• Outstanding Achievement and Contributions in Music / Smooth Jazz and More’s Top 10 CD’s of 2005 Honorable Mention (Sophistication)
• Best Musician Award / The Best of The Best 2008 / Oklahoma Magazine
• Absolute Best of Tulsa Award / Jazz Musician / Urban Tulsa 2008
• Sophistication debuts on the SmoothJazz.com charts and remained on the chart for 40+ weeks
• Named #28 of the Top 50 Smooth Jazz Albums of 2004 by SmoothJazz.com
• Smoothie Award Winner: #14 top selling Smooth Jazz Albums of 2004 on SmoothJazz.com
• #8 Most Played Album by Café Jazz Radio
• #3 Break through Artist for the Year by Café Jazz Radio