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May 13 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Classic piano jazz under the stars.
Nick Stanley began studying jazz at age 12. Born in Tucson, AZ, Nick was always listening to the greats from a very early age. Ray Charles, Oscar Peterson, Wynton Kelly, Red Garland, Gene Harris, Ray Brown, Cedar Walton, John Coltrane, Mose Allison, Professor Longhair, James Booker, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick, Jr., Anita O’Day, Bobby Timmons, Nat Cole and Art Blakey are among the many influences on his music today. Nick has had the honor of studying with recent Philadelphia/New York transplant and piano master Gary Moran, Bassist/Trumpeter/Educator Scott Black, Mike Kuhn, Pete Swan and most recently Brice Winston and Vocal PhD., Janice Jarret. He as also attended workshops where he received one-on-one and combo and group instruction from John Clayton, Bill Mays, Clarence Acox, Mike Wofford, Benny Green, George Cables, Charles McPherson, and Barry Harris. In 2008 he released his debut album, “Introducing Nick Stanley.”