Nico Soffiato


With all the members of the Nico Soffiato Quartet residing in New York City, the group began playing and performing together in 2008. Incorporating influences from the variety of jazz scenes in the city, each member of the Quartet weaves their own life and musical experience into the composition, performance and improvisation of each tune. Collaborating on all fronts, most of the music on the record is composed and arranged by Nico Soffiato. Playing extensively around New York City, the Quartet has developed great rapport with an enthusiastic following.

This record captures the work of two years of writing, performing, and growing. Showcasing the deep interaction of the members, the record demonstrates something that is constantly evolving, something that illuminates the craft of process. Marking the chronology of this process, this record uncovers the group’s musical direction. Through collective improvisation, a key aspect of the Quartet’s performance, the attitude and quality of the music has organically evolved into what can be heard as the musical identity of the record.

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“With creative treatments and impressive attention to nuance, the ensemble crafts intriguing, enigmatic music that stands out from the otherwise oversaturated jazz scene and its tired sound.” John Engelmann, Knocks from the Underground NYC

“Soffiato is a player who has studied the greats during his upbringing, but has also managed to develop a unique voice along the way; not an easy task for any player to achieve.” “…Just Add Water brings to light all of the things that make modern jazz great: openness to interaction, solid grooves and a respect for the tradition while firmly looking forward.” Matthew Warnock

“Nico's solos are often the most relaxed yet still tell thoughtful stories” -Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery NYC

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