Based in Dallas, The Nick McLean Jazztet is influenced by the bluesy, funky, and rock oriented music of hard-bop and current jazz artist such as Lee Morgan, Roy Hargrove, Clifford Brown, Freddie Hubbard, and Herlin Riley.
The band, which is currently is staffed by musicians all holding bachelors and masters degrees is from North Texas University, is currently in the process of adding original compositions in anticipation of a live recording session this season.
In addition to shows at bars, we commonly play local restaurants, wine bars, clubs, and private events!
Nick was very easy to get a hold of and to work with. Our Dinner Party was a success because of his band.
Nick McLean’s Jazztet provided beautiful holiday music for our Holiday Open House! They enhanced the party atmosphere, but weren’t overbearing. Everyone enjoyed the music and could still have a conversation. I highly recommend them!
Great addition to our Mardi Gras Party
Nick and band did a wonderful job. Very well mannered and dressed. Played excellent. The family or I could not of asked for better. I would give them 10 stars if able. Highly recommend. Nick you have a great spring to your step awesome.
I first found these guys playing a jazz night out in town and was blown away by their passion and talent. I thought I'd go out in a limb and see if I could book them for a private event at my daughter's school. Not only was Nick extremely kind, accommodating, and prompt but they set the perfect tone at our event. I was amazed at the versatility of the music, but that's the mark of a true artist! The ability to capture and elevate the mood. I can't recommend them enough and look forward to working with them throughout the years to come!
What to Expect
Our performance and services vary depending on what is needed. Typically, the band will fit the mood of the room and play to what is needed for the audience to enjoy themselves.
Late night club gigs will call for music that lets the crowd dance, groove, and enjoy high energy music!
Our standard show mixes a varied repertoire of jazz genres that lets audiences enjoy a conversation or dance while listening to the band.
We also play music that is meant to be enjoyed with dinner, coffee, or drinks. Music that is casual, calmer, and easy to have a conversation throughout.
The venue or event will depict what the band will play, meaning the smaller venues may call for a smaller band!
Starting at a local bar in Denton, the band has managed to expand and share our music throughout the DFW area playing wine bars, late dance clubs, brunches, restaurants, private events, and local festivals. Staffed by some of the hardest swinging players in Dallas, the band has just completed its first long term, weekly, residency at a local establishment in Dallas this last summer/fall. Currently, the band is expanding its reach to play more private events and festivals in addition to our regular venues.
Additional Booking Notes
We have sound equipment and our instruments. All we need is to be told where to set up, and some light - depending on the venue.
Past Booked Events
|February 22, 2018 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Dinner Party|
|February 14, 2018 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Dinner Party|
|January 13, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Jazz at Two Corks and a Bottle|
|December 23, 2017 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Two Corks and a Bottle|
|December 16, 2017 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 09, 2017 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Jazz at Two Corks and a Bottle|
|December 09, 2017 • 4:30pm - 7:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|December 08, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Duet at Noble Rey Brewing|
|December 02, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Jazz Duet at Zizikis|
|December 01, 2017 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Festival - Dickens at Downtown Plano!|
|November 24, 2017 • 8:30pm - 11:30pm||Jazz at Ida Claire|
|November 19, 2017 • 10:00am - 2:00pm||Jazz at Lava Cantina|
|November 18, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Duet at NOLA Brasserie|
|November 18, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|November 17, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Jazz Duet at 55 Degrees Wine Bistro|
|November 10, 2017 • 8:30pm - 11:30pm||Jazz at Ida Claire|
|November 05, 2017 • 10:00am - 2:00pm||Jazz at Lava Cantina|
Our current setlist includes Jazz Standards, Originals, and tunes that are written by our favorite artists.
Our book includes the tunes listed below. If a standard tune is not listed, we will probably know it or you can request any jazz tune that you like!
I Remember Clifford
Its You Or No One
Shake Off The Dust
There Will Never Be Another You
You Go To My Head
All The Things You Are
Peacocks Crown Blues
Mercy Mercy Mercy
Take The A Train
Strausbourg St Denis
What is this Thing Called Love
Bring it Home to Me
Baby It’s Cold Outside
What Child Is This
Joy to the World
The Christmas Song
Christmas Time is Here
Cry Me a River
Too Marvelous for Words
East of the Sun
Sept in the Rain
St James Infirmary
Secrets at OakLawn
All The Way
Sweet Honey Bee
You're My Everything
South Motelcity Rundown
You're Home Tonight
|Nick McLean||Band Leader/Trumpet|
|Corentin Le Hir||Bass|
Influences & Inspiration
Our Influences stem from:
The Jazz Messengers