Nicolas Bearde

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: September 15, 1960    

Nicolas Bearde

International jazz recording artist, songwriter and educator, Nicolas Bearde, blends genres of jazz, soul and blues as he takes you on a musical journey. He has won acclaim from critics and jazz audiences worldwide with his “buttery baritone” and deeply imaginative interpretations as he carved out his own style as a solo artist. A seasoned and highly respected showman on stage, Bearde's brilliant and lush vocals combine passion, wit and sensuality with an engaging rapport that captures and draws the audience into his performance.

Forged from his Nashville,(TN) roots, his 1980's initiation into the thriving San Francisco music scene, and his 20 years as a member of Bobby McFerrin's renowned vocal ensemble, “Voicestra” - Nicolas' unique approach and electrifying delivery of his originals, time-tested standards, blues and other familiar jazz works, is unmistakable. ...
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”A deeply soulful voice... A uniquely entertainer”...Bobby McFerrin

“Nicolas Bearde has a powerful musical presence that touches each and every person in the audience. His singing makes you feel the emotions of the music”...John Handy

“Nicolas Bearde is an explosion waiting to detonate onto the musical world”... George W Carroll - The Musician's Ombudsman

“Like a good box of chocolates,”All About Love” is rife with exquisite selections”... Lee Hildebrand - SF Chronicle

“Bearde is the definitive jazz romantic...he brings a tenderness and delicacy to his songs that deftly avoids maudlin interpretations”... Ron Saranich - Cosmic Debris

“A breath of fresh air amidst a mass of polluted ozone- friendly black pop”... Blues and Soul Magazine - London, UK

“Sophisticated jazzy soul that sends the hardcore into a state of pronounced delirium”... Dean Johnson - Soulvation Magazine, London, UK

“Bearde teases the listener with his aural foreplay and romantic verse”... Soukie West - The Journal, London, UK

“Bearde has managed to put out one of the best soul-jazz albums of the year”... Chris Wells - Echoes, London, UK

“All About Love” is packed with romantic ballads that are ”fresh and unpretentious”... Cafe Jazzz - Toronto, Canada

“Totally romantic, totally smooth, totally delightful...memorable melodies, engaging lyrics, and top- notch arrangements... Scott O'Brien -

“Nicolas Bearde has a voice like velvet and the composing skill to match”... Sounds of Timeless Jazz

  • Visions

    Right Groove Records
  • Crossing The Line

  • Nic Nacs


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Featured recording “Visions”

Right Groove Records (2013)

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