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The NICE Jazz Trio

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Born: August 18, 1970    Primary Instrument: Arranger

The NICE Jazz Trio is a quiet blending of vibes, jazz guitar and acoustic bass that delivers interesting and satisfying sound to listeners in a variety of sophisticated performance venues. Known for its delicate presentation of song form standards and established jazz themes, the NJT's music is appreciated for its easy-on-the-ears approach.

Appearing at wineries, fine restaurants, coffee houses, country clubs and special events across northern Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania, the Trio maintains a busy performance schedule. The ensemble was honored to be nominated as Best Jazz Act in the 2000 Cleveland Music Awards....
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(From The Cleveland Plain Dealer> “Even fans of the loud like the clear, percussionless music of NJT, whose second CD is called NICE, TOO” ...............

(From the Jazz And Blues Report> “The musicianship is surperb, performing with expertise and flair” ...............

(From Goldmine Magazine> “The NJT plays with passion, precision and empathy” ...............

(From The Free Times> “This one's a mellow but engaging collection of standards in a loose setting. Forget the WAVE; this is the real smooth jazz” ...............

~~~~~~~~~~ ((1))INTRODUCING THE NICE JAZZ QUARTET featuring The NICE Jazz Quartet on NiceJazz Records #NJT-010 and released in 1981. The tracks are: Just Friends, Stephanie, Absolutely Knot, Two For The Road, Five Hundred Miles High, Too Close For Comfort, The Way We Were, Skylark, Diminishing Returns, Our Voice. The personnel is Alan Petersen(vb), Lee Bush(g), Dave Snyder(b) and Tom Inck(d). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ((2))NICE, VERY featuring The NICE Jazz Trio/Quartet on NiceJazz Records #NJT-1 and released in 1995. The tracks are: In Your Own Sweet Way, Blue Bossa, The Days of Wine And Roses, Everything Happens To Me, Santa Claus is Coming To Town, Gone With The Wind, Imagination, Polkadots and Moonbeams, Bags' Groove, My Romance. The personnel is Alan Petersen(vb), Lee Bush(g), Bill Plavan(b) and Tom Inck(d). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ((3))NICE, TOO featuring The NICE Jazz Trio on NiceJazz Records #NJT-110 and released in 1999. The tracks are: Like Someone In Love, Moon And Sand, Perdido, Meditation, I Thought About You, Too Late Now, Stranger In Paradise, I'm Getting Sentimental Over You, Gentle Rain, I'm Old Fashioned, All of Me. The personnel is Alan Petersen(vb), Lee Bush(g) and Chris Berg(b). ~~~~~~~~~~ ((4))HELEN WELCH MEETS THE NICE JAZZ TRIO featuring Helen with The NICE Jazz Trio on NiceJazz Records #NJT-324 and released in 2004. The tracks are: I Hear Music, Fever, Lemon Twist, My Foolish Heart, Recipe For Love, If You Could See Me Now, Blue Skies, Watch What Happens, Our Day Will Come, We'll Be Together Again, Ain't Misbehavin', How Insensitive, Be Careful It's My Heart, The Nearness of You. The personnel is Helen Welch(v), Alan Petersen(vb), Lee Bush(g) and Dan Kalosky(b).

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