A deeply soulful voice....a uniquely versatile entertainer - Bobby McFerrin
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 14, 2012
The voice of Nicolas Bearde, has captivated audiences around the world for over twenty years, all the while following his own muse. With a style that is timeless and diverse, regardless of prevailing trends, Nicolas' recordings feature outstanding original songs and covers, top drawer musicianship, and his signature "buttery baritone". My 4th album will take me back to my Jazz and R&B roots," says Bearde. "It's focus will be on my original compositions, along with the music of a few contemporary songwriters such as James Taylor, Jon Lucien and Stevie Wonder, and... this outing will be more musically polished and expanded in it's approach. It is a slice of heaven to work with this team of legendary producers - Grammy musical director, Larry Batiste, Grammy-nominated CD producer, Bud Spangler, and renowned bassist/producer/educator, Alphonso Johnson along with the world class musicians who are signed onto this project."
Crowd-funding is a new trend in the music business these days and it been quite successful for many artists," says Jai Jai Jackson of The Jazz Network Worldwide."I am glad that Nicolas has decided to jump on that bandwagon asking for support from his loyal fans and friends to help make his musical dream a reality. The Jazz Network Worldwide is his family and we support his Kickstarter Campaign so that a new Nicolas Bearde selection can become part of our musical library. If his new single, 'You're Sensational' is indicative of what is to come, rest assured that it will be the kickoff to a musical masterpiece. We are proud to have the opportunity to showcase it to the jazz community and beyond", states Jackson. Bearde welcomes all music lovers to check out his Kickstarter campaign at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/402215474/youre-sensational-nicolas-beardes-jazz-for-the-sou?ref=email, and become one of his supporters, garnering special offerings for various levels of contribution.
In addition to being in the studio, and touring internationally, Nicolas has been involved with numerous collaborative projects - performing with drumming legend Bernard "Pretty" Purdie as part of his All Star Band and recording with social activist, Holly Near. Purdie's rocking, groove-heavy ensemble features a varied list of music icons, including guest artist Dr. Lonnie Smith, venerable frontman and Blues Brothers vocalist Rob Paparozzi and bassist, John "Big Pocket" Hart.
Internationally, Nicolas headlined the first annual “Classics and Jazz” Festival held on the palace grounds of Katherine the Great in Moscow as well as a ground breaking musical experience at the LMC Jazz Festival held in Croatia, and.....come November, he is excited about returning to his adjudicating duties with the Young Arts Program in Miami, Florida.
Philanthropically, Nicolas donates his time to organizations such as the Womens’ Cancer Research Center and Bread and Roses, an organization dedicated to uplifting the human spirit by providing free, live, quality shows to people who live in care centers, institutions or are otherwise isolated from society. In addition, Nicolas supports the "Keep Music Rockin" foundation, which promotes the importance of music for the youth in public schools, and provides the needed funds to help maintain seventeen different school music programs.
Be sure to come by The Jazz Network Worldwide this week http://www.thejazznetworkworldwide.com to enjoy the 'sneak peek' of "You're Sensational" which is available at CDBaby, iTunes and Amazon.com.