dynamic jazz collaboration
“To have your own sound and style is magic, that’s what Nick and Gayle have…”
Ramsey Lewis - Jazz legend, composer, and pianist
“I have listened and am hooked... the real deal!”
Rick Kogan - WGN Radio host
Don’t be fooled
by the classic “jazz singer meets sax player” combination. The musical push and pull of Gayle and Nick Bisesi is energetically contagious and brings an explosive quality to the band. They share equal mastery, allowing them
to slide effortlessly in and out of each other’s musical space.
Their genre-bending compositions blend jazz, rock, soul, singer/ songwriter material, and even ska seamlessly to create a unique, high-energy take on modern jazz.
This dynamic band
ranges in size from the core 5 —
sax, vocals, guitar, bass and drums, to 9 pieces, with the addition of keyboards and background vocalists; ensuring the perfect fit for venues large and small.
“A very talented and experienced singer, Gayle really knows what she is doing up there!”
George Wein - Founder Newport Jazz Festival,
#1 International Jazz Impressario, NEA Jazz Master
“Nick can’t help but infuse the music with throaty emotion.”
Neil Tesser - Chicago Reader Critic’s Choice
Each artist brings an impressive list of credits to this extraordinary musical collaboration.
has been singing professionally for 20+ years. She has had the honor of sharing the stage with Patti Austin, John Pizzarelli, and Clark Terry, among others. Her singing has taken her to the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the North Sea Jazz Festival in The Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, New York City and Chicago's famed venues.
In contrast to the low, sultry rasp of the conventional jazz singer, this compact powerhouse with a four-octave range is a true "jazz soprano."
has performed with such notables as Ray Charles, Nancy Wilson, Dave Liebman, and The Temptations to name a few, and is currently a member of Ramsey Lewis' Urban Knights. He has a Grammy nomination as featured soloist on Angel Melendez 911 Mambo Orchestra's recording. Nick has released two CD's as the leader of his own quartet. His latest CD "Gemini" (Blujazz 3339) has gathered rave reviews from the press and is currently playing on over 170 radio stations across the US and Canada.
Nick's playing exudes a sense of energy and freshness. His knowledge and respect for the tradition of jazz is evident - but he clearly wants to chart his own path.
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