Trumpeter, composer and band leader Nick Walters is arguably one of the most sought after and respected musicians in the UK Jazz scene.
He is best known for his work with bands Ruby Rushton, Riot Jazz Brass Band, Beats & Pieces Big Band, and West African fusion bands Afrospot Allstars and Yaaba Funk. 2019 sees Nick focussing more on his own music and compositions. He recently brought his old band The Paradox Ensemble back to life with a new album titled ‘Awakening' . The thirteen piece group combines spiritual and eastern jazz moods with West African rhythms, channelling the spirit of Woody Shaw, Miles Davis, Byron Wallen, and absent friends. He will follow that up with another album 'Active Imagination', due for release in May 2019 on 22a. Expect another vast exploration of genres, cultures and moods, paying homage to the jazz greats, whilst always giving musicians freedom and room for expression.