BUZZ & BLOOM

EP CREDITS

All music and lyrics by Nicole Saphos

The Band: John Lee (guitar), Ele Rubenstein (drums), & Nicole Saphos (bass/vocals)

Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Jeff Gruber at Blue House Productions

Photography by Ana Isabel 

Graphic Design by Julia Johnson

Released March 30, 2018 with Local Woman Records

Funding for this project was supported in part by a grant from the Montgomery County Arts Council. 

  

The Practice Room: Summer Music Lessons (July 15 - Aug 26)

Private music instruction with Nicole Saphos & Ele Rubenstein in Takoma Park. All ages and levels welcome!

What is a 'Practice Room'? A practice room can be any space that cultivates sustained focus, creativity, and growth.

During the course of this 6 week summer special, you can sign up for between 4 - 6 lessons. Pick one area of study, or mix it up! (ex. Lesson 1: voice, Lesson 2: music theory,  Lesson 3: songwriting, Lesson 4: guitar). Lessons are taught out of our home in Takoma Park MD, where we currently have three dedicated “Practice Room” spaces.

Prefer we come to you? No problem! It you have a practice room already set up in you home, and prefer we have lessons there, we are happy to come to you. (An additional fee will be added if your practice room is more than 10 min away from Takoma Park).

It's a Family Affair! $30/lesson flat fee for family members of registered students. 

Limited spaces available - Learn more & Enroll NOW!

"Jazzy and engaging without sacrificing a shred of pop sensibility" - Rock the Pigeon Music Blog

"Jazzy and engaging without sacrificing a shred of pop sensibility" - Rock the Pigeon Music Blog

SHOWS

Previous events

NS Trio @ The Alex Speakeasy

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The Graham Georgetown, 1075 Thomas Jefferson Street, Washington, DC 20024

The Sunday series at The Alex Speakeasy welcomes Nicole Saphos and her trio featuring Dave Sanders (gtr) and Ele Rubenstein (drums). The music runs from 6pm to 9pm.

There is no cover charge, but there is a $20 minimum per person.

Street parking in Georgetown is free on Sundays, and there are no zone restrictions. Discounted valet parking is available with restaurant validation. Garage parking is also available nearby, including a $13 weekend rate at Colonial Foundry Garage, 1055 Thomas Jefferson St. NW.

Direct-To-Vinyl Live Session

Leesta Vall Sound Recordings

🎉Just Announced!! On April 19 I’ll be headed to Brooklyn to record a handful of one-of-a-kind 7” vinyl singles with @leestavall as part of their Direct-To-Vinyl Live Sessions project. How it works: You choose the song, and my band will perform it LIVE as the record's cut in real time - making you the only owner of that particular performance. This is literally as personalized as it gets folks.😊 Available exclusively via preorder.

Sofar Sounds NYC

TBD , Brooklyn, NYC

NS Trio w/ Dave Sanders & Ele Rubenstein

*On the event page, use code SOFARSQUAD-90BDD for guaranteed entry (until the show is sold out).

DC Jazz Loft @ Rhizome

Rhizome, 6950 Maple Street NW, Washington DC

This month’s installment of the DC Jazz Loft features bassist/vocalist Nicole Saphos and vibraphonist Chris Barrick, two respected young musicians starting to make waves on the District’s scene.

Like always, things get going at 7 p.m. at Rhizome DC, just steps from the Takoma Metro stop. There are no tickets, just donations collected at the door ($10 suggested) — 100 percent of which go to the performing artists. The event is all-ages. And all musicians who come out are encouraged to bring their instruments; the night will end in an open jam, and anything can happen at the loft.

Speakeasy Jazz Night @ The Alex

The Graham Georgetown, 1075 Thomas Jefferson Street, Washington, DC 20024

Speakeasy Jazz Nights at The Alex NS Trio w/ John Lee (gtr) and Ele Rubinstein (drums).

*This series sells out nearly every week, so make your reservations today at OpenTable:

http://www.opentable.com/r/the-alex-craft-cocktail-cellar-and-speakeasy-washington

Music runs from 8pm – 11pm. There is no cover charge, but there is a $20 minimum per person. Discounted valet parking is available with restaurant validation. Garage parking is also available nearby, including a $13 weekend rate at Colonial Foundry Garage, 1055 Thomas Jefferson St. NW.

Firefly single - out now!

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