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Nick Malcolm
Jazz (Trumpet)

Nick is an original, exciting and heart-felt improviser. His rich, warm sound and sense of improvisational daring inform each and every musical situation and he plays with a total commitment to the music in the moment, whatever the stylistic context. His own quartet plays original compositions combining the rhythmic and harmonic complexities of contemporary jazz with the intensity and interaction of free improvisation. They have made a big impression at The Vortex, Manchester Jazz Festival and Ealing Jazz Festival during the summer of 2011 and toured nationally in 2012 to coincide with the release of their first album. He also plays in an open trio setting featuring world-class rhythm section of Olie Brice and Mark Sanders. Nick has also played at the 606 Club, Cheltenham, Glastonbury and Oxford festivals, London Jazz Cafe and Ronnie Scotts with musicians such as Gail Brand, Chris Batchelor, Alexander Hawkins and Nostalgia 77. Nick is also highly committed to music, particularly jazz, education. He believes that learning to improvise should be a rigorous, joyful and heartfelt process. He has a 1st Class BMus from King’s College London and a Masters in Jazz Performance from Trinity College, London. He has studied with Chris Batchelor, Dave Wickins and Ralph Alessi and teaches jazz trumpet at Wells Cathedral School.