Dan Nicholas

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Guitarist Dan Nicholas grew up in New York City and New Jersey. At the age of 18 he began to study with the world renowned jazz pianist and educator, Dr. Barry Harris. Nicholas was inspired to move to Holland in 2001 after meeting master musician Frans Elsen, with whom he worked from 2008 – 2011. From 2008, Nicholas has been the musical director and co-leader of the group Equinox, which has allowed him to focus extensively on composing and arranging for a small group. In addition to work with Equinox, he has performed with such jazz luminaries as Barry Harris, Grant Stewart, Gary Smulyan, Benjamin Herman, Dado Moroni, Ferdinand Povel, Peter Beets, Greg Hutchinson and Gene Jackson.

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