Pianist Nick Lamb breaks jazz barriers with this new group. The sounds of the past, present, and future come together in this musical celebration, with music from Dilla to Jarrett. Featuring Jill Ryan on vocals and sax, Zach Ostroff on bass, Malachi Whitson on drums, and Nick Lamb on piano, Rhodes, and synthesizers.
Pianist Nick Lamb, 20, just finished his sophomore year at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. Nick has performed in 7 countries at many of the world’s major jazz festivals including Montreux, North Sea, Monterey and Umbria. He has won a total of 9 Downbeat magazine awards including Best Original Composition (2012). Nick is an alumnus of the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Next Generation Jazz Orchestra and has studied with Martin Bejerano, Peter Horvath and Susan Muscarella.
The 2014 Rising Stars Summer Concert Series is made possible in part by a generous gift from David and Beth Sawi.