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Location: San Francisco
Instrument: Vocalist
Born: September 15, 1960

2016 release—Invitation—Nicolas' 5th outing on Right Groove Records, released on January 29, 2016, is highlighted with arrangements and fiery performances by grammy-winner, pianist Nat Adderley Jr. with guest appearances by sax legend, Vincent Herring. Invitation which moved to a prominent position in the Top 20 of the Jazz Week Charts, sizzles with selections from the classic jazz songbook, and the performances of two New York-based rhythm sections.

Internationally renowned vocalist, Nicolas Bearde, is a jazz singer of remarkable depth, range and technique who has won acclaim from critics and jazz audiences worldwide for his 'buttery baritone' and imaginative interpretations. 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 and his 1980’s initiation into the thriving San Francisco music scene, Nicolas’ unique approach and electrifying delivery of his originals, time-tested standards, blues and other familiar jazz works, are soulful, swinging, improvisational and memorable!!

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”A deeply soulful voice... A unique entertainer.” —Bobby McFerrin

“He's sung with McFerrin and acted with Eastwood - Bearde taps into music's deeper currents, where love, desire and heartache freely intermingle.” —Andrew Gilbert, San Jose Mercury News

“Bearde amazes with a sparkling vocal dexterity.” —Brian Soergal, Smooth Jazz

“Bearde's interpretations are as affecting as they are elegant...” —Christopher Loudon, Jazz times

“Commercial without being bloodless, Bearde and his pals, jazz cats Alphonso Johnson, Will Kennedy, Marcus Shelby, Bill Ortiz and others, know how to serve up the jazz vocal sides in mighty fine style.” —Chris Spector, Midwest Record Review

“Bearde teases the listener with his aural foreplay and romantic verse.” —The London Journal

“Nicolas Bearde has a powerful musical presence that touches each and every person in the audience

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Vocalist

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San Francisco, CA

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