Nimbus Sextet

Forward Thinker Tour

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Last Show: Monday 9 th January 2023

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Nimbus Sextet, one of the most innovative groups in the new wave of UK jazz, are on tour with the promotional campaign for their critically acclaimed second album, 'Foward Thinker', released on Acid Jazz Records. Jazzwise Magazine called the release “a very accomplished record”. Performing in the UK and Europe’s top jazz venues, the band have firmly established themselves as an increasingly major voice in the vibrant European jazz scene. 

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"Nimbus Sextet have caught our attention in a big way"


The Nimbus sound comes courtesy of bandleader and primary composer Joe Nichols (keys/harmonica), Alex Palmer (drums), Euan Allardice (trumpet), Michael Butcher (Saxophone), Honza Kourimsky (guitar) and Stephen Jack (bass). Nimbus Sextet’s Acid Jazz albums – DREAMS FULFILLED (2020) and FORWARD THINKER (2022) – have garnered global acclaim from the likes of Jazzed, Clash Magazine, Jazzwise and BBC Radio 6 Music. Jazz FM are major supporters of the band, awarding both of their albums the prestigious ‘Album Of The Week’ accolade upon release. FORWARD THINKER has gained significant support in France, where it was championed by Vincent Caffiaux (Montreux Jazz Festival, Qwest TV) in Star Wax Magazine.

Title track and current single “Forward Thinker” is their most celebrated release to date and includes contributions from Nathaniel Cross, Nubiyan Twist’s Jonny Enser and percussion legend Steve Forman (Herbie Hancock, Barbra Streisand, David Bowie). On top of global airplay from Worldwide FM, BBC Radio Scotland and Radio Nova among many others, it is on heavy rotation on the
Spotify editorial playlist Jazz UK, and has caught the attention of Jazz re:freshed, who have included it on their Dope Jazz playlist. “Forward Thinker” continues to enjoy increased attention due to an illustrious live video session recorded at Jazz FM’s London headquarters in late July.


Band Line Up

Joe Nichols (keys, piano, harmonica)
Michael Butcher (saxophones)
Euan Allardice (trumpet)
Honza Kourimsky (guitar)
Mischa Stevens (bass)
Alex Palmer (drums)