"Glover's set was something else entirely, damn near the stuff of which legends are made." ~All About Jazz
Portland-born, New York-based saxophonist Nicole Glover has been described as a "precocious talent who never ceases to surprise", and a "brilliant soloist." She first took up the clarinet at the age of 10 and soon transitioned to the saxophone the following year. Since her move to New York City, Nicole has performed in bands led by modern masters Billy Hart, drummer Kenny Washington, Renee Rosnes, Geoffrey Keezer, Rodney Green, George Colligan, Joe Farnsworth, David Weiss, Luis Perdomo and Jason Brown. In 2019, she toured with the Latin Grammy-winning vocalist Buika, the supergroup ARTEMIS, and Rodney Green’s Jackson Miller. Buika’s world tour included performances on four continents, with concerts at the Newport Jazz Festival and the Red Sea Jazz Festival in Israel.
The Nicole Glover Trio has been featured in a weekly residency at Smoke Jazz Club, and performs regularly at the NYC venues Smalls and Fat Cat. She recently performed with 2020 NEA Jazz Master Reggie Workman at Minton’s Playhouse and the Staten Island Jazz Festival.
Nicole recorded with bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding on her Grammy award-winning album, Radio Music Society, and in 2017 was featured on pianist George Colligan's album More Powerful alongside Linda May Han Oh and Rudy Royston. She has also worked with Bennie Maupin, Gene Perla, and drummers Victor Lewis, Mike Clark, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Bill Goodwin and Portland legend Mel Brown.
Nicole is an experienced educator and clinician, and has been involved with Jazz at Lincoln Center's Jazz For Young People educational outreach program in various NYC schools. She is currently on faculty with the New York Jazz Workshop and teaches at multiple charter schools through the Jazz Empowers program.