From: Jazz Promo Services
Press Contact: Jim Eigo, email@example.com
Nick Stefancci Band
Official CD Release Show
in association with No Pulp Music
Feb 12 @ arlene’s grocery -8 pm hit
(95 Stanton St, NYC)
NSB “26 Years” ( NSLabel 8 84501 36865 0) Street Date January 4, 2011
Nick Stefanacci (alto, sop, tenor sax, flute, vox, keys), Kenny Simmons (lead vox), Walt Stefanacci (guest guitar soloist), Frank Elmo (guest tenor sax soloist), Tom Schizzano (gtrs and keys)
Cliff Hackford (drums), Tony Ventura (bass) and Introducing the Tri-State Horns:, Michael Blutman (trumpet), Nick Stefanacci (tenor sax), Alaina Alster (trombone)
The 21st Century sound that combines Chicago and Steely Dan, NSB, is a tour de force ready to shine. Nick is a young, creative energy who will be mentioned in the history books alongside Sinatra, Lennon and Wonder. The colors and imagery that Nick writes with are musical canvases for galleries across galaxies. Nick has surrounded himself with the musical elite in this new group, he is joined by Kenny Simmons (commodores) Frank Elmo (sting) and Freddy Maxwell (alicia keys). Taking the scene by storm, NSB is ready to challenge any incumbents.
+ brief Artist Bio
Nick plays saxophone (alto, tenor, and soprano), flute, and keyboards on his debut album, 26 Years, in addition to providing vocals on select tracks. Nick composed the music and wrote the lyrics for 26 Years, and wrote all arrangements. Nick has performed live hundreds of times. He has fronted his own jazz group for over five years, playing venues in New York City (including CBGB, The Bitter End and Birdland), the Honolulu Club in Hawaii, Miami, and Atlantic City. He has played multiple times with The Derek Trucks Band, and he has played live with The Four Tops (whose hits include “Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch” and “Baby, I Need Your Loving”). Nick has also played the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey, and was featured as the front man for the 2008 NJPAC Jazz Alumni Concert. His jazz group, Jazz Patrol, just played The NJPAC in 2010, when it opened for Johnny Mathis. Nick’s jazz group was prominently featured in the series finale of NBC’s Lipstick Jungle, which starred Brooke Shields. Nick also organized and led the memorial concert for J. Chuck Sastré, held at William Paterson University in November 2008. The memorial concert also featured performances by David Demsey, John Pendenza, and Jimmy Young. Additionally, Nick helped found the J. Chuck Sastré memorial scholarship, awarded to high school students who pursue degrees and careers in music.