Nicholas D'Amato
Bass, Big Band

Contact Information
Office   Festival Theatre Room 206
Telephone   902-670-5212

Courses Taught
MUSI 1666-4666 Principal Applied Bass
MUSI 1663-4663 Secondary Applied Bass
MUSI 4163 Jazz Theory
MUSI 2003 Jazz History
MUSI 2800 Jazz Ensemble
MUSI 1013 Understanding Music
MUSI 2713 Chamber Music Workshop


Prior to relocating to Nova Scotia in 2011, bassist, Nicholas D’Amato spent nearly twenty years in New York City playing clubs, concert halls, broadway, record dates, jingle houses, television shows, radio broadcasts, the circus, and famous NYC venues like Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Blue Note, Birdland, The 55 Bar, and The Jazz Standard.

Nicholas has performed in more than 40 countries, playing many of the world’s biggest festivals and stages, including The Hollywood Bowl, Montreux Jazz, North Sea Jazz, Jazz in Marciac, Monterey Jazz, Newport Jazz, Montreal Jazz, Koerner Hall, Glenn Gould Studio, and appeared on The Tonight Show, The Today Show, and many TV broadcasts around the world.

Since 2007, he has been bassist for Verve and Concord Jazz recording artist, Lizz Wright. A partial list of others he has performed with includes, Elle King (RCA Music), Rachel Platten (Sony Music), Measha Brueggergosman, Shayna Steele (Snarky Puppy, Moby), Wayne Krantz, David Binney, Raul Midon, Laila Biali, Tracy Bonham, Toby Lightman, Janita, Brian d’Arcy James, Alex Lacamoire (Hamilton), Nick Howard (The Voice Germany), Popa Chubby, Tom Brislin (Yes, Spiraling), Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), Mike Murley, David Braid, Michael Occhipinti, Dinuk Wijeratne, Ian Janes, Nicola Miller, and Meaghan Smith.

Nicholas is thrilled he can add full-time faculty member at Acadia University to his bio. He continues to tour and record with artists from around the world, now getting to bring these experiences directly back to his students.