A Seattle native, Nick has been a working pianist and keyboardist in the area since 1975. Though jazz is his home base, he has played in countless solo and ensemble environments, in styles ranging from pop to salsa and from funk to free.
Nick was a founding member of the jazz/fusion group Airbrush, a favorite at festivals, concerts, and clubs in the late 1970s and '80s. Other performing and recording credits include Bochinche, Kelly Harland, Floyd Standifer, Aja West, Kathy Hart, Gary Peacock, Cheeba, Joanne Klein, Deborah Brown, and many others.
For the past few years, Nick has been collaborating and composing with vocalist Carrie Wicks, whose Origin Records CDs I'll Get Around to It, Barely There, and Maybe have received rave reviews and national airplay. Nick and Carrie have appeared at the Sorrento Hotel's Fireside Room, St. Clouds, Egan's Ballard Jam House, Match Coffee & Wine, and the Boat Street Café, among other venues.
Nick also provided the piano and keyboard work on bassist/vocalist/composer Marina Christopher’s CD Must Love Cats, released in September 2016. In support of that CD, the band performed live on a "Studio Session" at KPLU-FM (now KNKX); audio and video are here.
Nick performs summer concerts and private events with Soul Purpose, a 10- to 14-piece R&B band whose enthusiastic following grows by the month. Catch them at events like the Bite of Seattle, Magnolia Summerfest, the Bellevue Strawberry Festival, and the Sammamish "Fourth on the Plateau."
You may also have recently heard Nick around the area accompanying vocalists Eugenie Jones, Billy Brandt, Mark Lilly, or Aria Prame, and as a solo pianist at Aqua (formerly the Waterfront Seafood Grill), El Gaucho, Maggiano's Little Italy, and other venues.
He's available for private functions, either as a solo performer or with an ensemble assembled to suit the occasion.