Professor of the Practice of Music and Director, Jazz Ensemble
Director, Jazz Ensemble. Jazz improvisation and composition. One of the finest jazz composers and bassists in New England. Directs the Jazz Ensemble and teaches jazz composition/arranging and an introductory improvisation class.
Worked with Jimmy Giuffre (3 CD s on Soul Note), the Either/Orchestra (which has recorded a number of Nieske compositions, George Russell, Stephane Grappelli, Duke Robillard, David Grisman, John Medesky, and many others. Faculty, New England Conservatory
New England Conservatory, M.M.
New England Conservatory, B.M.
Awards and Honors
My Desire. One of the three best jazz records of 1996 by Jazz Hot Magazine, France (1997)
Jazz Composition Contest Winner, Jazz Composers Alliance (1994)
Boston Music Awards nominee for outstanding bassist (1991)
Quasar, Modern Jazz record of the year by Jazz Hot Magazine, France (1987)
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