The Mboya Nicholson Trio
The Mboya Nicholson Trio performs music from the Great American Songbook tradition, originals, and jazz compositions from legendary composers, from Mary Lou Williams to Thelonious Monk. The group champions music by composers that include the post war jazz scene in new orleans, which was forged by lesser known artists, including drummer James Black, and better known artist, Ellis Marsalis, as well as their New Orleans contemporaries. These musicians were direct influences on the direction of jazz musicians who make a global impact in jazz, such as Wynton Marsalis, Harry Connick, Jr., Terence Blanchard and others.
The trio’s priority is the celebration of swing and the performance of its vast canon of music.