Nick B.

Teacher
Nick B.
Plays/Teaches

Experience:

Nick has been teaching woodwinds and piano for over 5 years in the NYC area.

Education:

M.M. Jazz Studies, New England Conservatory of Music.
B.M. Music Education/Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media, Eastman School of Music

Located:

Manhattan, NYC

Since moving to New York in 2012, saxophonist Nick B. has established his voice on the saxophone with an adventurous harmonic imagination and incisive, soulful sound. He has found his niche as a bandleader and composer, experimenting with many different textures and timbres present in jazz. Nick has performed with numerous highly acclaimed musicians in NYC including Lage Lund, Matt Clohesy and Gilad Hekselman. Nick has also shared the stage with Roy Hargrove, Steve Wilson, Papo Vasquez, Jimmy Owens and Dave Holland.

Nick is currently on faculty at several music schools. Nick enjoys teaching numerous different styles of music, and lesson plans are based on developing the student into the most complete musician possible. Areas of concentration include songwriting, jazz/improvisation, composition, rock/pop and theory.

Before moving to New York, Nick attended New England Conservatory in Boston where he studied with Jerry Bergonzi, Frank Carlberg, Ran Blake, John McNeil, Donny McCaslin and Miguel Zenón. He graduated with honors in May 2012 with a Master’s degree in Jazz Performance. Prior to attending NEC, Nick attended the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Walt Weiskopf, Harold Danko, and Chien-Kwan Lin. Nick graduated in May 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies and Music Education.  Nick has continued his studies in New York with Will Vinson, Lage Lund and Seamus Blake.