The native Atlanta musician Nick Longo (sax, vocals) has continued to have one of the most fun and talented bands that exist today featuring an extensive song selection that exhibits an infusion of high energy jazz with R&B. The eclectic wide range of song styles they play, hits everyone's niche and gives Nick's band the very best of reviews wherever they play.
Every nuance of Nick's group, from the outstanding solos performed by the musicians; also the harmonies and vocals; don't forget the long-time favorite songs that everybody is familiar with; and of course their originals that people can't get enough of; to the songs that are currently being done by new artist today such as Gavin DeGraw, Michael Buble, Maroon 5, etc.... all of this gives them the credit and edge that makes them stand out from every other band you have ever heard.
The Electronic Press Kit (EPK) can be sent to you through the email. Listen to the two MP3s that are included, read through the condensed song list, check out the press quotes, and examine the other material provided.... Then feel confident in knowing that you are hiring some of the best musicians that make up one of the most talented and energetic bands that by reviews, people irrefutably love.
Nick Longo (Band Leader / Sax / Vocals)
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Nick comes from a musical family with a background in rock and roll, R&B, and jazz. Following in his father’s footsteps, Nick has proven himself a successful musician, and has been working exclusively in the field of music for over 20 years. Nick graduated from college earning a bachelor’s degree in Music with a concentration in Jazz Studies from Georgia State University.
His achievements include composing and arranging while actively working as a leader, studio-musician, vocalist, and producer. Playing all genres of music, Nick is constantly in demand as one of Atlanta’s top performing sax-players. Nick also has an all-original CD released in 2008 (This Is) that is getting fantastic reviews.
Nick’s first spotlight appearances were with The Coasters, and The Shirelles. He has since appeared LIVE with jazz greats such as Nick Brignola, Randy Brecker, and with Earl Klugh opening for Chaka Khan. Nick has also worked on stage, and recorded with music-legends Ray Charles, Don Henley, Charlie Daniels, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Greg Allman, Al Kooper, and Lyle Lovett’s own Francine Reed. Nick's work can also be heard on Commercials and TV programs such as Delta , Kroger, Eureka, Hud Homes, BellSouth, Cartoon Network, CNN, Weather Channel, and Nightman (CBS).
“I love the CD. Full of pleasant surprises. Nick and his skilled side men manage to bring the energy of their live performance into the polish of the studio.
Hard bop-funk-progressive-fusion-acid jazz-blues
you should own so you can say you heard them when.”
--- Scott Slade (host of Atlanta's Morning News on News/Talk 750 WSB from 5 - 8:30am)
"Nick is a fantastic musician!
A great sound with great timing along with wonderful ideas! I love his playing.”
--- Denis DiBlasio, baritone saxophone & flute artist and the Executive Director of
The Maynard Ferguson Institute of Jazz at Rowan
“This Is, the self-produced debut album from
Atlanta jazzman Nick Longo, lays down a foundation of
driving cosmopolitan jazz that screams midtown Manhattan,
but foreshadows the possibility of a fresh, identifiable uptown Atlanta style....”
--- Mark Gresham of Creative Loafing
Nick Longo (guest artist with Ray Charles, Don Henley, Earl Klugh and many others)
and his band perform a wide selection of music including vocals, instrumentals, covers, and originals. Receiving great reviews wherever they play,
they are considered one of the top bands in Atlanta.