Nationally recognized jazz quintet the Nia Quintet is everything you will need in a small group ensemble setting. They play original music and jazz standards for every event. You can inquire about adding a vocalist to round out the evening and to allow for a broader audience. The Nia Quintet will entertain your guest and certainly be a hit at all functions. From clubs, jazz festivals, performing on television, private events and fundraisers Nia Quintet is sure to be the type of jazz ensemble you need for your event!
" "...it's almost a rarity these days to hear a new jazz ensemble differentiate itself from the pack. The quintet's forthright mission of execution, substantiated by unwavering commitment, delivers the winning edge." - Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz, National-Downbeat Writer "
- - Glenn Astarita, National-Downbeat Writer, All About Jazz
..Anderson's clear tone and articulation suggest the classic post-bop lineage of Lee Morgan, Booker Little, Freddie Hubbard and others while his frontline partner, Dan Nicholson, is very much in sync with his moves while sporting a crisp tone reminding this writer of Joe Henderson.."
- Larry Hollis, Cadence Magazine
".....A talented new instrumentalist and composer, Anderson delivers 10 original stellar compositions that will capture and hold the interest of all savvy jazz fans.... –Dr. Mike"
- –Dr. Mike, Radioiojazz
"5 weeks - Top 50 CD's Jazz Week National NPR/PR Radio Jazz Chart
Jazz Week NPR/PR Radio Stations playing strong for 5 months College
Music Journal Radio Chart - 4 weeks at #15
Strong Airplay on the Canadian "Chart Attack" Stations
Rave Reviews in Jazz Times, Jazz Improv, Cadence Major Performances at National Venues include The Green Mill, The Jazz Showcase, Andy's Jazz Club and the Hot House, Chicago IL "
Scott Anderson (Trumpet/Composer/Leader),
Dan Nicholson (Saxophones),
Paul Mutzabaugh (Piano/Keyboards),
Patrick Williams (Bass),
Jon Deitemyer (Drums)