Learn How

Help improve All About Jazz

Support All About Jazz All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. For $20, we'll hide those pesky Google ads and present exclusive content for a full year!

Nick Gianni

Nick began performing at the age of 16. His grandfather played Saxophone in local NYC big bands and made sure Nick had strong musical training. Nick eventually made his way to NYC's Downtown Jazz scene playing in Luther Thomas band, which featured the likes of Dennis Charles, Billy Bang, and On Davis. By 1990, Nick caught the ear of European radio and film star Ursula, whom he went on tour with. Throughout his career Nick has had the distinction of recording and performing with many great musicians, including: Dr John, Marshall Allen, Gato Barbieri, Kenny Wollesen, Chris Parker, Hugh McCracken, Butch Morris, Karl Berger, Sabir Mateen, Juini Booth, Jojo Kuo, Daniel Carter, Jesse Harris, The Brazilian Girls, and Nublu Orchestra.
CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles
”Multi-talented musician Nick Gianni fronts this ensemble that incorporates all the elements of modern “Nu Jazz” with Afro-Beat/Funk and Electronica. They are upbeat and experimental yet rooted in traditional rhythms” Soul Dish

“emotion pours from his horn like hot poetry over perfumed stationary” —Cadence Magazine

“The debut release will float by as effortlessly as the sound of Nick Gianni's flute or the various saxes in play” Newsday

15 Photos

Discography

Videos

Premium Profiles

Tony Adamo Tony Adamo
vocalist
Hilde Hefte Hilde Hefte
vocalist
Fernanda Cunha Fernanda Cunha
vocalist
Quinsin Nachoff Quinsin Nachoff
saxophone
Behn Gillece Behn Gillece
vibraphone
Chris Abelen Chris Abelen
trombone
Karl Berger Karl Berger
band/orchestra
Maureen Choi Maureen Choi
violin
Norman David Norman David
sax, soprano
Hilary Kole Hilary Kole
vocalist
Ingrid Nomad Ingrid Nomad
vocalist

Get Jazz Near You via email!

Enjoy the convenience of receiving a comprehensive listing of jazz events in your area every Thursday. It's free!