Steve Nichols


Band to Join, Violin, Other, Upright bass.


Steve Nichols has been playing for over 45 years, drawing from musical sources as diverse as rock, classical, jazz, Latin-jazz, blues, and country. Steve has performed professionally on stage and worked as a studio musician in the recording industry in Los Angeles, and throughout the western states. Currently Steve plays, records and teaches private guitar lessons in San Diego. Influenced by an array of famous guitarists including Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Barney Kessel, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, John McLaughlin, BB King, Albert Lee, John Williams, and the one and only â??Django Reinhardtâ?? Steve now has a diverse and colorful Jazz Solo Style of playing .Steveâ??s sound can be Chord-melody-bass only and/or , utilizing backing track accompaniment in a mix of genre styles , Pop Jazz, traditional Jazz ,Smooth Jazz , Swing , BosaNova , Cuban Son Montuno , Reggae ,Samba , Jazz Ballads , Funky , Bolero , and Jazz Rock .
World acclaimed Artists and bands Steve has shared the stage with include Billy Cobham, Barney Kessel, B.B. King, Lou Rawls, Frankie Lane, The Bill Green Orchestra, Henry Cuesta, Carl Fontana, Palomar Jazz Ensemble, Grossmont College Jazz Ensemble, O.J. Ekemode and the Nigerian All-Stars, Ron Ellington Shy, Charlie Daniels, Eddie Raven, John Anderson, Keith Whitley , Patty Lovelace , The Bellamy Brothers , John Conlee.
Local groups Steve has been a member or part-time, past & present ; CC Jones , Barry Joyce â??s New Tuxedo Jazz Band , Kevin Kent and Feel , The Surf kings , Illusion , Coyote , The Premieres , Miss Kitty and Dodge City , Country Casanova , Bramble ,Hotshot ,Suspect ,Theresa Odell and Hay fever , Silverado , The KSON Flatbed Show , The Rolling Radio Show ,The Ritz Carlton Club Band , Yavazz , The Bayou Brothers ,The Cowboys from Mars , The Barn Cats , The Fabulous Pelicans ,The Mirage Big Band , Pacific Brass and Electric , The Players ,Ten Sugar Coffee , Sundance , DylansSteel Band , Gypsy Groove , and many more .
Recording artist performed with Buddy Leach(GeorgeThorogood) , Steve Nieves(Kenny Loggins) , Tommy Aros(Luis Miguel) , Jim Soldi(Johnny Cash) , Greg Douglas(SteveMillerBand),Gerard Belisle(Bill Medley) , Paul Wheatbread (The Union Gap ) .
For 7 years Steve has been performing in the southern California area with a â??Django Reinhardtâ?? Tribute group called â??The Gypsy Swing Catsâ?? , in addition to his variety group Crosswinds since 1989 .

Screen name:
Steve Nichols
Member since:
Feb 08 2009
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Tenor:
Rhythm Guitar:
Lead Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:


Fender Strats (custom)
Manouche/Del Arte Gypsy Jazz Guitar
Quilter and Music Man Amps
Eastman Archtop
Fishman Artist acoustic amp
Line 6 Podxt
Lexicon Reverb
T.C, electronics