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Dan Nicholls

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Born: September 1, 1985    Primary Instrument: Keyboard

Dan Nicholls

Dan Nicholls is a keyboardist, reeds player, composer and producer, also working with video and animation. His music is inspired by prevalent issues in society: exploring environment, experience and identity, as well as the use of various forms of media for political and social influence.

Dan has studied Indian classical music, worked with dance, and produced projects with film and visual art. He has performed at music festivals in Berlin, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Malmo, London, Birmingham and Cheltenham as well as venues throughout Europe. Dan has also performed at various film and dance festivals including Bath Film Festival, Risk Reclaim Copenhagen and Edinburgh Mela....
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Awards:

Take 5 Scheme, 2013-14 Jerwood Foundation Jazzlines Fellowship 2013-14
”...a euro-jazz gamechanger in the making.” John Fordham, The Guardian

“A unique and immersive experience that when listened to from start to finish is a fantastic piece of contemporary art...a treasure to behold.” Phil Meadows, Jazz UK

“A major statement...Ruins represents an ambitious and brilliantly realised début.” Ian Mann

“Beautifully atmospheric.” All About Jazz

“Apocalyptic samples-laden futurist electroprog” Stephen Graham, Marlbank

“This music is always engaging but never obvious. Covering a broad spectrum from complex written material through to spacious improvisation which ranges from the muscular and strident to the subtle, understated and suggestive - truly jazz of the 21st century” Iain Ballamy

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May04 Parabola Arts Centre
Cheltenham, UK

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