A native of New York City, Nick Moran began playing trumpet at age ten, switching over to the guitar at thirteen. His early musical influences were the British rock guitarists Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Peter Frampton. Moran played in several rock groups throughout high school and college, and also studied classical guitar. He first discovered the music of George Benson at age fifteen. Other musical influences include Jim Hall, Wes Montgomery, Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon and Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers.
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