Nicolas Bearde w. Lorca Hart Trio

sponsored by the Feld Family in Memory of Bob Feld

Thursday April 23, 07:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Time: 07:30 Doors: 07:00 Ages: All Ages Tickets: $20 - $25

Outpost Performance Space

210 Yale SE - Albuquerque NM

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An original member of Bobby McFerrin's innovative a cappella ensemble, "Voicestra," Bay area vocalist and recording artist, Nicolas Bearde has established himself over the last thirty years as a definitive jazz vocalist whose music often blurs the lines between jazz, blues and soul. His silky baritone invites comparisons to Johnny Hartman, Lou Rawls, Joe Williams and Billy Eckstine and he has recorded with jazz luminaries, including Nat Adderley Jr., Steve Turre and Vincent Herring. He tours globally with his trio, and as the vocalist and narrator for Herring’s 10-piece “Story of Jazz Orchestra” based in New York. He has released 6 solo CDs, including his 2019 release, I Remember You: The Music of Nat King Cole, a celebration of Cole’s 100th birthday. The CD rose quickly to the Top 20 on the Jazz Week Charts, garnering rave reviews. Dan Bilawsky of All About Jazz wrote “Bearde soothes, seduces, and cements his place as an inheritor of Nat King Cole’s cool.” Tonight, performing music from that recording, Bearde is joined by a frequent collaborator (who was born in Taos), drummer Lorca Hart and his trio with pianist Josh Nelson and bassist Michael Glynn, who were last heard at Outpost in fall 2017. Inspired by his teachers and mentors Albert “Tootie” Heath, Joe La Barbera, Charlie Haden, Wadada Leo Smith, and others, Hart has worked with many of the West Coast's (and beyond) finest artists, including Ralph Moore, Carmen Lundy, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Jordan, Hugh Masekela, the Clayton Brothers, actor Jeff Goldblum, the Cross Hart Jazz Experience, and many more. Based in the Bay Area, Hart is also a dedicated educator who serves on the faculties for numerous musical education venues.  $25/$20 Members & Students

Nicholas Bearde/Lorca Hart will perform in Santa Fe at Dave’s Jazz Bistro Friday on April 24th at 6:30pm (Info at santafeschoolofcooking.com) and in Taos Saturday, April 25 at 7pm (Info at www.taosjazz.org)

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