Nico Sarbanes & Friends (Jazz)
Sunday, February 4 at 3pm
After a standout performance with the Hot Club of Baltimore in August, jazz trumpeter and vocalist Nico Sarbanes returns to the Opera House with his own ensemble, performing a combination of classic jazz standards and his own compelling compositions.
At 24, Nico has already emerged as a rising star in jazz. He has led performances at numerous high-profile festivals and venues in Baltimore and beyond, including the Montreal International Jazz Festival, where he opened for Grammy Award-winning vocalist Dianne Reeves. As a bandleader, Nico has shared the stage with many prominent Baltimore-born and internationally recognized jazz artists, including Antonio Hart, Cyrus Chestnut, Warren Wolf, Mark Gross, Winard Harper, and Tim Green.
A series of Fall 2015 performances with Hart, Wolf, Harper, and Green were recorded at Baltimore’s Downbeat-recognized venue, An Die Musik, culminating in the release of Nico’s first album, NICO SARBANES: LIVE IN BALTIMORE, in February 2017: https://www.amazon.com/Nico-Sarbanes-Live-Baltimore/dp/B06XD7D3ZJ.
Featured interview: “Nico Sarbanes [is] making a name for himself in jazz world (episode 215)” The Baltimore Sun, Roughly Speaking with Dan Rodricks https://soundcloud.com/baltsun/nico-sarbanes-making-a-name-for-himself-in-jazz-world- episode-215
The album won positive reviews from numerous publications, including the Baltimore Sun, The Aquarian Weekly, which raved that Nico’s performance was “pretty damn thrilling,” and Baltimore Magazine, which recognized him as “one of [Baltimore] city’s most talented performers, playing a mean trumpet and confidently crooning.”