joe nickerson is an award winning composer of chamber music with university honors and published and recorded compositions but above all he is a jazz musician. he played with among others, woody shaw, jon hendricks, julian priester and mike nock in his formative years but now says "I'm no longer a classic cover tune or mainstream jazz artist, rather a musician who believes in world music as trane did.. seeking to blend many genres into a fresh style of jazz." along with 2 nu jazz CDs displaying his individual style of guitar mastery, joe's currently working hard on mastering the saxophone and hopes to display that as well one day.
on the groovy disk are 3 of joe's strong original nu jazz songs.. one listen will show you his guitar artistry.. funk, jazz and metal/hard rock are all linked together and joe's lyrics will tell you the story.. ENJOY!
"Chronically hip with big chops! Rocco & Rahj dig Joe Nickerson...)))"
“"So, I think I now know what it is about your songs Joey that sets them apart. They..ve got an element of "Danger" about them because they..re daring to go places a lot of people don..t go to, including me too most of the time. You..re like a pioneer striving for a new genre ..Kudos.."”
“"You are obviously one of the best musicians and songwriters on the net. You (your playing e.g. songs like Flashin' ) reminds me of Joe Satriani meets Living Color with Django Reinhardt reincarnated as Joey! And you have flair for pop songs & ballads too. Kudos on all fronts bro--it's extremely inspiring to listen to your music and art." ”
“"just wanted to stop by cause your so damn cool! your riffs and runs are legend in my book. the most creative song structures ever, brother just dont stop!" ”
“"Incredible guitar playing, solos are out of this world! Blows my mind...great production and excellent song. You have taken things to a whole new level...." ”
“"THE DUKE.. what gets me is your guitar playing..MAN i wish to meet you one day and have you Line-Me-out on the guitar lines. Online would not help me, have to be in person. I hope to have the money one day to come see you, shake your hand and play some music with you. I think your the best guitar player online! AWESOME PLAYING BRO!!" ”
“"G..Day Brother.... All the best to you! You are definitely a musical mastermind.....with an ingenius sense of melody & crazy mad skills on the guitar!"”