Set Time: 7pm-8pm; 9pm-10:15pm
Brian Nova is considered one of the top Jazz Guitarists/Vocalists in the nation, according to a recent poll in Jazz Improv Magazine. Joe Pass said of Nova: ‘I feel Brian is one of the finest Jazz Guitarists on the scene!’ He has the distinction of being the only guitarist who was mentored by, and toured with, the two titans of Jazz guitar: Herb Ellis and Joe Pass. Rock Icon Steve Miller says: ‘I’ve met and known a lot of guitarists in my career, and ‘B’ is the best guitarist I’ve ever met.’ Nova performs, and records, as a solo artist, with his Trio, Quartet, and his 18-piece Big Band. Brian is on Arturo Sandoval’s Grammy® Award winning CD ‘Dear Diz’, which garnered a Grammy® and 3 Latin Grammys® in 2013 on Concord Records. Brian was also just featured at the Iconic Apollo Theater in Harlem for Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th Birthday Celebration along with Liz Wright, Monica Mancini, Patti Austin, Andra Day, Cassandra Wilson and many others.
Nova has toured and performed with many of the Jazz elite including: Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Tom Scott, Stanley Turrentine, Arturo Sandoval, Clark Terry, Diane Schuur, Kurt Elling, Ledesi, Freddie Cole, Stephen Stills, and Rock and Roll icon Steve Miller.
Nova performs throughout North America with extended bookings in major cities and as a Jazz Festival artist. His annual European Tour includes engagements in Sicily, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain and Italy. His Pan-Pacific Tour includes China, Taiwan, and a sold out tour in Japan every December.