Before relocating to Nova Scotia two years ago, Nicholas D’Amato was a freelance bassist in New York City. During his years there he performed with countless artists across vast stylistic borders. He recorded dozens of albums, television jingles, and film scores. Since 2007 he has been bassist for Verve recording artist Lizz Wright.
Nicholas has performed in more than thirty countries and on some of the world’s most prestigious stages. He has played The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Hollywood Bowl, Montreux Jazz, North Sea Jazz, among many others. He has released a solo record, Nicholas D’Amato’s Royal Society – Nullius In Verba (Buckyball Records) and is working on a follow up currently.
Since moving to Wolfville, Nicholas has become the bass instructor at Acadia University. In addition, he leads the school’s jazz big band and small combo programs. Nicholas combines his teaching with his touring schedule and performs locally with artists such as Charlie A’Court and Meaghan Smith.