Nick Schneider is rated as one of the top bass players in jazz today. He has performed with such greats as Randy Brecker, Eddie Higgins, Buddy Rich Big Band, Teddy Wilson, And The Tonight Show Band just to name a few. Nick currently teaches at Oakton Community College, The University of Wisconsin Indianhead Arts Center, and through his private studio.
Nick is also a member of The Bruce Oscar Triowhich hosts several different jam sessions throughout Chicago.
In all of Nick's performing he is always trying to educate younger players about jazz. He has put together an extensive listening and playing clinic designed for the beginner as well as the advanced player. Nick is also a member of the Arts Center Collective , a septet of musicians residing primarily in the upper Midwest. The Arts Center Jazz Collective is available for clinics and concerts. The group not only has an abundance of professional performance experience but they are also well know educators who are devoted to passing the rich traditions of jazz on to up and coming musicians. In a recent interveiw with the Northwest Herald he was quoted as saying "Our goal is to chase the future a little bit. It's America's art form. It's the only popular music we teach in high school curriculum. I'm a teacher. I teach so young people can perform and carry jazz with them."
Nick's latest CD "Pullin Strings" is available for purchase through ChicagoJazz.com.