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. 


“Technically formidable and immensely communicative, her performances grab you by the ear and refuse to let you go”. -Raul de Gama, Jazz Sensibilities

“Technically formidable and immensely communicative, her performances grab you by the ear and refuse to let you go”. -Raul de Gama, Jazz Sensibilities


Previous events

Speakeasy Jazz Night @ The Alex

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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:

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.

Nicole Saphos @ Sofar DC


NS Trio w/ Beth Cannon & Ele Rubenstein

Guest Code: DCARTISTGI-FCA21 *Use this code to skip our application process and immediately purchase tickets.

"BUZZ & BLOOM" VINYL RELEASE PARTY w/ Run come see & Sam McCormally of Fellow Creatures

Milkboy Arthouse, 7416 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740

Doors @ 7:30pm | Music starts @ 8pm Tickets: $10 advance | $15 day of

RUN COME SEE is a project of DC musicians Lauren Calve (slide guitar/vox), John Figura (guitar/vox), Tom Liddle (bass/vox), and Fred James (drums). Each bringing their own sensibilities of songwriting to the band, Run Come See is a distillation of soulful blues, rock, and country. Join us as we explore our shared love of Americana.

SAM MCCORMALLY is a composer, songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist from Washington, DC. Sam is the founding member of the bands Ugly Purple Sweater and Fellow Creatures and regularly collaborates with a variety of musicians as a solo artist.

NICOLE SAPHOS is a DC based indie jazz singer-songwriter and bassist. She formed her trio In 2012, which has coalesced around drummer Ele Rubenstein and guitarist John Lee. In Fall 2016, Nicole released her critically acclaimed debut album, "Tiptoe".

Her latest release "Buzz & Bloom" (out March 30 w/ Local Woman Records) is a collection of seven original songs, with a style reminiscent of Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor and Nellie McKay. RTP music blog calls the EP "jazzy and engaging without sacrificing a shred of pop sensibility".

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