Internationally renowned vocalist, Nicolas Bearde, is a jazz singer of remarkable depth, range and technique who has won acclaim from critics and jazz audiences worldwide for his ‘buttery baritone’ and imaginative interpretations. A seasoned and highly respected showman on stage, Bearde’s brilliant and lush vocals combine passion, wit and sensuality, with an engaging rapport that captures and draws the audience into his performance. Forged from his Nashville, (TN) roots and his 1980’s initiation into the thriving San Francisco music scene, plus 10 years on the road with Bobby McFerrin’s wildly innovative a cappella ensemble, “Voicestra”, Nicolas’ unique approach and electrifying delivery of his originals, time-tested standards, blues and other familiar jazz works, are soulful, swinging, improvisational and memorable!!
Leaving home at 18, Nicolas spent 2 years in Japan during his military service in the 70’s, followed by several years working the Los Angeles music scene, before finally putting down roots in the San Francisco/Bay Area. Nicolas launched his first solo project, “Crossing the Line” in 1998, a superb showcase for his songwriting skills as well as his masterful singing, and it landed in the Top 10 on British Soul charts, garnering glowing reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. nicolasbearde.com