Nicole Glover

Nicole Glover’s journey in music began when her father introduced her to improvised music at a young age. She began playing the clarinet at the age of ten, transitioning to tenor saxophone the following year. Her interest and curiosity for music began to blossom in high school. She became involved in a variety of performance groups, both within her school and in the community. Nicole was one of 19 students from across the nation to be selected for the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, who embarked on a national tour that involved performances with Bobby Watson and Julian Lage, concluding with a performance at the Monterey Jazz Festival with Wynton Marsalis.

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”Nicole Glover plays with, well, just about everyone... A brilliant soloist, look for her to shine brighter still in 2015.” - Willamette Weekly, “2015 Artists to Watch”

“Glover...serve[s] up some beautiful harmonies that possess a hell of an evocative punch. Slow patient notes that have the time to breathe and bloom at just the right moment.” - Dave Sumner, Bird is the Worm

“I'm really impressed with a young saxophonist named Nicole Glover...Nicole ... is one that, in the face of the increasing challenges to jazz and art music, really gives me hope for the future of the music.” - JazzTruth

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Primary Instrument

Sax, tenor


Portland, OR

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.

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