Brian Nadeau & The Nite Show Band
Brian Nadeau & The Nite Show Band prides itself in being extremely versatile, playing a wide range of jazz, swing, pop and rock.
The band works as a trio, quartet, quintet, sextet all the way up to a nine-piece band with vocals. On “The Nite Show,” the band is normally a quintet, with piano, bass, drums, trumpet, and guitar represented each week. The Nite Show's theme song, "Nite Time Tune" was written by Brian Catell and nominated for a New England EMMY Award for Outstanding Musical Composition/Arrangement in 2012. Bob Roman was also nominated for a New England EMMY Award in the same category in 2014 for his composition of "Call Me, Jimmy" on classroom instruments - The Nite Show's second musical invite to Jimmy Fallon to be a guest on our show. In total, Brian Nadeau & The Nite Show Band has earned 3 New England EMMY Nominations.
Brian Nadeau (Bandleader/trumpet/flugelhorn):
Brian Nadeau & The Nite Show Band is available for gigs throughout Maine (and beyond!) in various shapes and sizes. For availability, pricing, and booking information, contact Brian directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 207.944.7274, or visit his website www.brianmusic.biz.
Brian Nadeau is a freelance performing trumpeter and instructor across New England, as well as band leader and contractor. Nadeau has played lead trumpet in shows for: Manhattan Transfer, The Four Tops, The Supremes, Leslie Gore, and Frankie Valli as well as countless Broadway show productions. In addition to "The Nite Show," television credits include holiday specials as a soloist for WABI TV5 in Bangor.
He is an in demand educational brass clinician along with Jazz/Big Band instructor in public schools across the state, and owner of Brian Nadeau Music Services - an on the road service and supply company. His office is located at Main Street Music Studios, 379 South Main Street in Brewer. His passion is to support music education statewide.
Nadeau lives in Bangor with his wife Lanissa, a music educator at the Brewer Community School.
Michael Borja (drums):
Mike is a tasty percussionist who has played in several big bands and combos, starting in his award winning High School Jazz Band and the Brian Nadeau Big Band. He's been working with Jump City Jazz ever since. Mike currently works in the auto industry which keeps him close to his passion for mechanical projects.
Bob Roman (bass):
Bob plays bass guitar, and thus “sets the foundation” for many a’ musical groups. Bob has been playing bass for a number of years, earning the respect of peers, students, teachers, and listeners alike. In addition to The Nite Show Band, Bob's musical credits include performing with the University of Maine Faculty Jazz Ensemble, Jump City Jazz with Brian Catell, and Jump City Social Club with Anna Roman. Bob has been nominated for a New England EMMY Award in the category of Musical Composition/Arrangement.
David Clarke (guitar): David began his musical quest on the ukelele at age 3. He started clarinet in the 5th grade, and got serious with the guitar at age 12. At 13 he was performing gigs, and played in the pit band for Waterville Opera House' production of "Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris." He did a four year stint with the Air Force Band, playing in rock and jazz ensembles in Mississippi, touring the southern coast; The Philippines, touring Japan, Korea, Okinawa, Guam and Hawaii; and at Travis Air Force Base in California. He moved back to Maine in 1986, opening up David's Music, a local retail store where he taught music lessons and performed in local bands. He started a band called DC-3, which won the Belfast Bay Festival Battle of the Bands three years running. Over the next 25 years he has played with such bands as Faceplant, Tonto Lavec, The Willy Kelly Band, The Hemmens, The Bel-Isle Trio/Quintet, and The Elevator Pilots. He completed his Bachelors in Music Education from UMA and UMO in 1995. He is currently still performing with Roundabout, Sistalicious, Three Button Deluxe, The Ann Delaney Trio, Bel-Isle, The Novel Jazz Septet, Jump City Jazz with Brian Catell and Jump City Social Club with Anna Roman. Just recently he performed with the Maine All Star Big Band, backing up Grammy Award winning saxophonist Eric Marienthal, (also well known for his work with the Chick Corea Elektric Band).
Lincoln Blake (keyboard): Lincoln Blake is native to midcoaost Maine. Starting out on saxophone, LIncoln went on to study piano at the University of Maine at Augusta. He has been a professional musician in Maine for over twenty years, playing at such venues as The Samoset, The Asticou Inn, and The Bar Harbor Club. Lincoln is a member of the Flat Earth Society and in his spare time enjoys reading the poetry of Richard Nixon.