Nicholas Rousseau Trio/Quartet
Nicholas is a Brooklyn based Jazz Guitarist and Composer who seeks to bring thought provoking and emotionally compelling music to whomever he gets the pleasure of sharing with. Influenced by musicians from Wayne Shorter to Shai Maestro, The Beatles to Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters to Circa Survive, he attempts to utilize every part of his musical upbringing and style into his compositions and improvisations. He attempts to fuse simple lyrical melodies above intricate harmonies with subtlety shifting rhythms. His ultimate goal is to make the intellectually sophisticated sound simple and accessible while still having an explorative, reaching nature. And on top of it all, making the listener feel something.
He leads his own Jazz trio/quartet which includes Jazz standards and Great American Songbook arrangements, originals, and jazz arrangements of Beatles tunes. One feature of their repertoire includes a five movement suite composed by Nick entitled "Loving and Losing" suite, as well as a set of Wayne Shorter inspired "Zero Gravity" arrangements where the group spontaneously reconstructs fragments of Nick's music. Nicholas is currently composing for a suite entitled "The Reveries" based on the writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.