Nicole Glover


Saxophonist, bandleader, composer and educator Nicole Glover, is based in New York City and has established herself as a rising star and a musician in great demand. Her most recent solo recording is Strange Lands (Savant), with the venerable pianist George Cables. The London Times awarded the album 4 stars, calling it “otherworldly.” It remained near the top of the Jazzweek radio charts for 11 weeks. Nicole is also an integral member of the supergroup ARTEMIS, led by musical director Renee Rosnes. In May 2023, the collective released their 2nd recording, In Real Time on Blue Note Records, and in November 2023, they were elected “Best Jazz Group” by the Downbeat Reader’s Poll.

Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Nicole was a student of the American Music Program, a nationally recognized and award-winning program dedicated to priming students for a career in jazz. In 2009, she moved east to attend the jazz program at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. There, she studied with pianists Harold Mabern, Mulgrew Miller and tenor saxophonist Rich Perry. 

Currently, Nicole is a member of an exciting new quintet led by bassist Christian McBride, and she performs often with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. In August 2023, she toured Australia with JLCO, performing Marsalis’ symphonic work “All Rise” with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. She has worked with drummers Al Foster, Victor Lewis, Lenny White, and Kenny Washington, Grammy award winning vocalists Dee Dee Bridgewater and Buika, saxophonist Rudresh Manhanthappa, vibraphonist Joel Ross, and pianists Geoffrey Keezer, Luis Perdomo, and George Colligan among others. She recently performed Mary Lou Williams’ “Zodiac Suite” with the Philadelphia Orchestra under the musical direction of pianist Aaron Diehl, which has been nominated for a 2024 Grammy.

An experienced educator, Nicole is on faculty at Manhattan School of Music, Princeton University, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She is a passionate teacher, and has given many masterclasses and private lessons to aspiring musicians all over the globe.


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