Recording Artist, Nicolas Bearde, Joins Patrice Rushen, Alphonso Johnson, and Ralph Penland for Two Nights of Soul-Stirring Jazz in Southern California

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Singer/songwriter, Nicolas Bearde and this stellar trio, bring their dynamic show to LA's Cafe Cordiale on Nov. 1st, and The Old Town Temecula Theater, on Nov. 2nd. The concerts will highlight songs from Bearde's soon-to-be released album, featuring, "You're Sensational."

The voice of Nicolas Bearde has delighted audiences as a member of Bobby McFerrin's acclaimed vocal ensemble, "Voicestra", for over 20 years, while carving out his own distinctive solo career. Whether putting a unique stamp on classic songs such as ("Wild is the Wind"), and John Coltrane’s ("Naima") or creating original hits such as ("Love me") and ("Summer Sunday"), Nicolas' unmistakable style combines passion, wit and sensuality, making him one of today's premier male jazz vocalists.

With the release of his latest single, “You’re Sensational” Nicolas explores the romantic and soulful side of samba, while paying homage to the late jazz great, Jon Lucien. Recorded with a group of stellar musicians, bassist Alphonso Johnson(Weather Report), keyboardist David Garfield(George Benson), drummer Mike Shapiro, and guitarist Kleber Jorge( both from the Sergio Mendes band) , Nicolas skillfully interprets this ode to beauty and passion.

Since his first solo album release in 1998, Nicolas has continued to establish himself as a performer who seamlessly blends genres of jazz, soul and blues. Transitioning from Coltrane to James Taylor and from Bill Withers to Joe Williams, he takes you on a musical journey like no other. Likened to vocal artists Johnny Hartman, Jon Lucien and Lou Rawls, Beardes’ originality is a style all his own, and he is set to further solidify his musical presence with the release of his 4th album due in November 2012.

“My upcoming album”, says Bearde, “will explore my Jazz leanings, and will include original compositions and the music of iconic songwriters such as, Stevie Wonder, Eugene McDaniels and Jon Lucien. It has been pure pleasure to have collaborated with the many legendary artists and producers who have contributed to this project, and I am thrilled about the new music.”

“You’re Sensational” is available at iTunes, and at all major digital download sites. Nicolas Bearde’s entire catalog, can also be found at major retailers throughout North America and the UK and is distributed by City Hall Records.

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