NICOLE SAPHOS: "BUZZ & BLOOM" VINYL RELEASE PARTY

NICOLE SAPHOS: "BUZZ & BLOOM" VINYL RELEASE PARTY

Run Come See, Sam McCormally of Fellow Creatures

Thu · May 17, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00

This event is 18 and over

Nicole Saphos
Nicole Saphos
For as long as she can remember, jazz bassist and singer-songwriter Nicole Saphos has always gotten lost in the elegant emotionality of The Great American Songbook. Upon graduating from Temple University in 2012, the Los Angeles native relocated to DC, and began her professional music career in earnest. To date, she’s performed at such venerated venues as The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Strathmore Mansion, and The Kimmel Center, among others. In 2012, she formed her own trio, which has coalesced around drummer Ele Rubenstein and guitarist John Lee. Downbeat Magazine describes her as a “distinctive & warm presence on the bandstand”. In Fall 2016, Nicole released her critically acclaimed debut album, "Tiptoe".

“Technically formidable and immensely communicative, her performances grab you by the ear and refuse to let you go, which is keenly exhibited on her breathtaking debut album Tiptoe”. -Raul de Gama, Jazz Sensibilities

"Saphos has an impressive rapport with her trio and a creative attitude towards her music that leads her to create a uniquely hazy and funky ambiance. It will be very interesting to see where her talent takes her from here."
-Jerome Wilson, All About Jazz

Just after the release of "Tiptoe", Nicole suffered a moderate concussion and was put on two weeks of "mandatory brain rest". For a jazz bassist accustomed to rigorous and challenging music, this was especially hard when she found that "jazz gave me headaches". Facing an insanely challenging and transitional year, Nicole felt that she was losing control of her mind, body, and career. She began to listen to music differently, write music differently, and found her new unique sound in the original songs on "Buzz & Bloom", an EP about patiently harnessing the buzzing energy to make way for the beautiful bloom.

"Buzz & Bloom" is supported in part by funding from Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, and is being released with Local Woman Records on March 30, 2018.
Run Come See
Run Come See
Run Come See is a project of DC musicians Lauren Calve (slide guitar/vox), John Figura (guitar/vox), and Tom Liddle (upright bass/vox). Each bringing their own sensibilities of songwriting to the band, Run Come See is a distillation of soulful blues, rock, and country. Join us as we explore our shared love of Americana.

Vocals, Slide Guitar / Lauren Calve
Vocals, Guitar / John Figura
Vocals, Upright Bass / Tom Liddle
Sam McCormally of Fellow Creatures
Sam McCormally of Fellow Creatures
Fellow Creatures is a swampy indie rock band from swampy Washington, DC. They like guitar synths, vocal harmonies, and putting pickups on toy pianos. They emerged from the composted remains of Ugly Purple Sweater in September 2014. Their debut album, the self-titled Fellow Creatures, will be available April 6.

Vocals, Guitar / Will McKindley-Ward
Vocals, Keyboard / Sam McCormally
Bass, Guitar / Rishi Chakrabarty
Drums / David Greer
Venue Information:
MilkBoy ArtHouse
7416 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD, 20740