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Guitarist LaRue Nickelson is a well-known jazz artist in the Tampa Bay area. He has performed with many jazz artists, including Jim Snidero, Bob Mintzer, Danny Gottlieb, and John Fedchock to name a few. As a member of Chuck Owen's Resurgence group, LaRue was a performing artist at the 2000 International Association of Jazz Educators Conference in New Orleans, LA. LaRue has also performed at the Clearwater Jazz Festival, the Umbria Jazz Festival (Italy), and throughout South Africa as a member of the USF JAZZTET, the premier performing group of the USF Jazz Program.
As well as recording and performing, LaRue is a composer with more than 100 compositions to his credit. He has released three solo projects, titled Dark Water, Labyrinthitis and Down…and Out. Recently, he has completed recording projects with Tom Brantley, Chuck Owen's tribute to Michael Brecker, and 2 duo albums with Jeremy Powell. He also has written for two Mel Bay anthologies, and is the jazz guitar instructor at the University of South Florida.
LaRue Nickelson Quartet will be performing as part of the JazzPro Series on Wednesday, August 30th at 8 PM