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NM Quartet Tour Dates

10th Apri 2014

Really looking forward to our tour to promote the new album. The final details are on the dates section of the site and on the flyer below

NM Quartet on Jazz on 3

25th Feb 2014

Thanks to everyone who tuned into the quartet on Jazz on 3 last night! You can listen again until next Monday here:

The new album has just gone off to the printers and should be here in about three weeks. Check the 'dates' section of the site for our tour throughout May and June. I'm very pleased with the music on the record which I think is a lovely extension of what we were doing on the first album. Meanwhile here's a preview of the beautiful artwork by Olie's brother, Jethro Brice (http://www.jethrobrice.com) and liner notes by Liam Noble (http://www.liamnoble.co.uk)

Nick Malcolm CD

Big love,

Nick x

Nick Malcolm front Glimmers cover

£10 each £15 for both + P&P

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“Blurring the lines between composition and improvisation the quietly adventurous music of Glimmers deserves to establish Nick Malcolm as a significant presence on the UK jazz scene.”



Nick Malcolm 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 main group, the Nick Malcolm Quartet, features pianist Alexander Hawkins, bassist Olie Brice and drummer Mark Whitlam. They play original compositions combining the rhythmic and harmonic complexities of contemporary jazz with the intensity and interaction of free improvisation. They have performed at Manchester, Ealing, Oxford and Bristol Jazz festivals and have toured nationally with Jazz Services Support. Their first album,‘Glimmers’, was released to glowing reviews in May 2012 on FMR records. BBC Radio 3's flagship jazz programme Jazz on 3, broadcast a gig of the quartet's in February 2014. They are shortly to release their second album, 'Beyond These Voices' on Green Eyes Records and will be touring nationally in support of its release in May and June 2014.

Nick also co-leads the improvising trio 'Alphabet' with cellist Hannah Marshall and Kenny Wheeler Award winning vocalist Lauren Kinsella as well as his own trio 'Our Own Decay' with Vibraphonist Corey Mwamba and drummer Simon Roth. He has played at the 606 Club, Brecon, Cheltenham, Glastonbury and Oxford Festivals, Kings Place, London Jazz Cafe, Cafe Oto and Ronnie Scotts and is a member of vocalist Emily Wright’s ‘Moonlight Saving Time’ (recently selling out Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho). He has worked with musicians as diverse as Roger Turner, Gail Brand, Dominic Lash, Get The Blessing's Jake McMurchie, Guillaume Viltard, Shabaka Hutchings, Kevin Figes and in May 2013 toured the UK with British Folk stars Eliza Carthy and Jim Moray. In November 2013 he was chosen to take part in Take Five Edition IX, a professional development scheme for emerging creative jazz musicians run by Serious.

He has studied with Chris Batchelor, Dave Wickins and Ralph Alessi and teaches jazz trumpet at Wells Cathedral School.

'...a supremely gifted musician...a trumpet player for the twenty first century fully conversant with the post-war history of his instrument...wow!' - BEBOP SPOKEN HERE

'...fierce musical intelligence and wonderful openness to each other [in this] deliciously original album...' - JAZZWISE

'[Glimmers] deserves to establish Nick Malcolm as a significant presence on the UK jazz scene...' - JAZZMANN

‘Malcolm’s playing becomes magisterial, stripping and deconstructing the bare bones of the tune...’ - VENUE MAGAZINE

‘Phenomenal tonal control...’ - OXFORD TIMES

'The trumpet technique is impressively controlled, and he finds original things to play on the simplest songs. The quartet is a marvel of invention and interaction...' - MOSTLY JAZZ IN BRISTOL



10th July 2014 : Guest @ St James' Wine Vaults, Bath

8.30pm, St James' Wine Vaults, Bath

11th July 2014 : Bristol Afrobeat Project

9pm, Barrel House, Totnes

12th July 2014 : Bristol Afrobeat Project

8pm, Miss Peapods, Penryn

14th July 2014 : Alphabet

9pm, The Vortex, Dalston

17th July 2014 : Guest @ Poole Soundcellar

9pm, The Blue Boar, Poole

20th July 2014 : w/ Pop Up Circus Big Band

9pm, Rich Mix, Shoreditch

26th July 2014 : w/ Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band

9pm, Village Pump Festival, Trowbridge

29th July 2014 : w/ Noel Taylor & Alec Harper

9pm, Arch 1, West Ham

9th August 2014 : w/ Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band

Boomtown Festival, Winchester

15th August 2014 : Bristol Afrobeat Project

Green Man Festival, Crickhowell

17th November 2014 : Moonlight Saving Time LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL

8.30pm, Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho

As leader

Nick Malcolm Quartet

NM - Trumpet, Alexander Hawkins - Piano, Olie Brice - Bass, Ric Yarborough - Drums


NM - Trumpet, Hannah Marshall - cello, Lauren Kinsella - Voice

Our Own Decay

NM - Trumpet, Corey Mwamba - Vibraphone, Simon Roth - Drums

As sideman

Moonlight Saving Time

Emily Wright - Voice, NM - Trumpet, Dale Hambridge - piano, Will Harris - Bass, Mark Whitlam - Drums

Dan Wood's 'Played Twice'

Dan Wood - Piano, NM - Trumpet, George Crowley - Tenor, Olie Brice - Bass, Simon Roth - Drums

Tom Hewsom Quintet

Tom Hewsom - Piano, NM - Trumpet, George Crowley - Tenor, Fergus Ireland - Bass, James Maddren - Drums

Greg Cordez Quintet

Greg Cordez - Bass, NM - Trumpet, Jake McMurchie - Tenor, Jim Blomfield, Mark Whitlam - Drums

Bristol Afrobeat Project

Fela, Tony Allen


Afrobeat, Latin


A link to some writing on various jazz and improvisation related topics....
Improv Slog



I love teaching both trumpet and improvisation and have many years of experience doing both. Please get in touch if you'd like to ask about lessons