Soft & Bronze
Award-winning virtuoso jazz pianist in trio setting with Mike Bisio (Bass) and Brad Edwards (Drums). Nell has performed with a Who's Who array of stellar Jazz luminaries including Eddie Harris, Freddie Hubbard, Fathead Newman, Ray Brown, Woody Shaw, Ray Anderson, Jack Walrath, Bobby Hutcherson, and David Murray. His New World recording 'Why I like Coffee' has received international acclaim. His playing and original compositions are on par with Herbie Nichols, Thelonious Monk, and Bud Powell. Winner of the Dewar's Profiles Arts Award for Jazz piano and recipient of 'Meet the Composer' commission for the New York Composer's Orchestra-West, Bob is currently profiled in the Encyclopdia of Northwest Music. This pianist's new set of originals showcases his rapid-fire delivery and rich, inventive harmonic writing. 'Athletic grace and macho gentleness.' -Earshot Jazz.