Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — Nicolas Bearde is certainly not a newcomer on the music scene, for he is an alumnus of Bobby McFerrin’s renowned vocal ensemble ” Voicestra” and it’s offshoot, the vocal sextet SoVoSo, who’s sound has been likened to Jon Lucien, Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye and Lou Rawls. Bearde has clearly carved out his own style. A seasoned showman on stage Bearde’s personality shines through his sense of humor, expressive ballads to up-tempo tunes engaging a rapport that captures his audiences as he takes them on a musical journey. We can’t forget his influences as he stepped into the world of performance, “I listened to a lot of radio, and took in everything from the Temptations, Dionne Warwick, Johnny Mathis, and Roy Orbison to Etta James, Lou Rawls and Arthur Prysock.” His listening ear runs the gamut, he’s been singing jazz and rhythm and blues for years and is well seasoned and mature in his delivery. Having world class musicianship as his foundation there is no-telling just how far Bearde’s artistry will take him.
“The Jazz Network Worldwide acknowledges Nicolas Bearde as one of our jazz ambassadors” says creator Jaijai Jackson who is featuring his music catalogue May10th through May 16th. “Crossing The Line”, “All About Love” and “Live at Yoshi’s ~ A Salute to Lou” all produced on his own label, ‘Right Groove Records’ champion the impressive array of musical offerings available to date in Nicolas Bearde’s current catalog. The Jazz Network Worldwide is a social network that celebrates the legends as well as the current masters on the jazz music scene. With today’s web-based networking capabilities, it’s a new frontier in offering musical landscapes such as Beardes.
In recent reviews, many saluted writers stated about Nicolas:
“Strong distinctive voice, superb songs and real musicians” Barry Towler – Record Corner – London, England
“Meticulously detailed radio-ready arrangements, are fresh and unpretentious” Derk Richardson – Bay Guardian
“Bearde teases the listeners with his aural foreplay and romantic verse” Soukie West – The Journal – London, England
“A paucity of male jazz singers makes Nicolas Bearde a rare avis” Michael G. Nastos ~ All Music Guide
Nicolas is a powerful musical force well versed in diverse styles of jazz and is excited about what the internet can provide by way of collaborations, domestic and international venues as well as bookings that can be garnered worldwide by sourcing the jazz community at large. It’s one thing to be remarkable at your craft, it’s another to commandeer one’s career being resourceful utilizing all portals possible to expose one’s music and inherent talents in the entertainment field through the worldwide web. Nicolas also has a philanthropic heart and donates his time to pediatric hospice care facilities well as multi-racial, multi-ethnic college preparatory schools for underprivileged students.
For additional information about Nicolas Bearde and his music and to purchase CDs and to find out where he will be performing, come by his new social network dedicated to his fans at http://www.nicolasbeardenetwork.com to learn more about his illustrious career.
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