Nevada Street Four

 

Nevada Street Four is a quartet specialising in music rooted in jazz of the 1920s and 30s. The group cultivates a distinctive sound, and is formed of four accomplished instrumentalists who extend their talents to include vocals in four-part harmony.   The individual members of the group have worked widely in the UK and abroad with names as diverse as     Nat Gonella,  The Inkspots,  Pasadena Roof Orchestra,  John Dankworth,  Martha Reeves and Bryan Ferry. Coming together to share their collective experiences, Nevada Street Four generates a great sense of fun into their performances.  The band has earned a reputation of delighting audiences with their high standard of musicianship and entertaining camaraderie.

 

                                     

 

 Watch Showreel    or some of our live performances:  

 Way Down Yonder in New Orleans                       Somebody Loves Me                                             Rosetta

 

Malcolm Earle-Smith (trombone/voice)

Malcolm’s  great love of the jazz tradition in its entirety has made him a highly skilled and  versatile performer,  both as trombonist and vocalist.  His expressive, blues- influenced style has brought him work with   Nat Gonella,  Kenny Baker, John Dankworth,     Andy Panayi,  Martha Reeves and Bryan Ferry.  He has produced two CDs of his own;  “Lyric Trombone”  (1996),  and “Thing are Looking Up”  (2007).   A committed educator,  Malcolm is a professor at Trinity College of Music where he serves as lecturer and director of Trinity Jazz Ensemble.

 

Richard White (clarinet/bass saxophone/voice)

Richard is an original stylist.  A   multi-instrumentalist, he  is equally at home on bass saxophone as he is on clarinet, and is also known for his an expressive vocals.   He can be heard every Thursday with Colin Good  at the  Quecumbar,   Battersea.    In the 1990s, Richard  toured the USA four times  with the Rio Trio (alongside Martin Wheatley and Richard Pite).  He is now   involved in theatre work and works with several other specialist 1920s and 30s bands.

 

Colin Good (piano/voice)

Colin is has a wonderfully swinging piano style reminiscent of Earl Hines.   Accomplished in both jazz and classical music,  he  is in constant demand as a pianist,  organist,  arranger and MD.  In his early career,  Colin toured with the Inkspots,   then went on to direct  Vile Bodies Big Band which was resident at the  Ritz  for many years. He has recorded music for radio,  TV and film.  Colin has been Bryan Ferry’s arranger and MD since 1999, appearing on several of Ferry’s albums and touring worldwide.

 

Martin Wheatley  (guitar/voice)

An   inventive and versatile    guitarist  (steel guitar, banjo, ukulele),  Martin specializes in musical styles of the 1920s, 30s and 40s Jazz, Blues, and in recent years, Hawaiian!  He has played with most of the top Vintage Jazz stylists in the UK including Keith Nichols, the Charleston Chasers and Matthias Seuffert. He has toured the USA extensively, recording CDs with violinist Andy Stein and trumpeter John Erik Kelso. 

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