Nick is an original, exciting and heart-felt improviser. His rich, warm sound and sense of improvisational daring inform each and every musical situation and he plays with a total commitment to the music in the moment, whatever the stylistic context. His own quartet plays original compositions combining the rhythmic and harmonic complexities of contemporary jazz with the intensity and interaction of free improvisation. They have made a big impression at The Vortex, Manchester Jazz Festival and Ealing Jazz Festival during the summer of 2011 and will be touring nationally in 2012 to coincide with the release of their first album ‘Glimmers’ on FMR records. He also plays in an open trio setting featuring world-class rhythm section of Olie Brice and Mark Sanders with a short tour in Autumn 2011. Nick has also played at the 606 Club, Cheltenham, Glastonbury and Oxford festivals, London Jazz Cafe and Ronnie Scotts and is a member of Olie Brice’s ‘Carracks’ project, the Gail Brand Sextet and Emily Wright’s ‘Moonlight Saving Time’ He has studied with Chris Batchelor, Dave Wickins and Ralph Alessi and teaches jazz trumpet at Wells Cathedral School.
‘Malcolm’s playing becomes magisterial, stripping and
deconstructing the bare bones of the tune...’
- Venue Magazine
‘Phenomenal tonal control...’
- Oxford Times
Willing to teach