I compose, arrange, play guitars, bass, keyboards, rap, sing.. I just do my thing.. I played in the well known SF bay area fusion band CLOUDS in the 70s.. and before the days of all this bling I spent 2 years in the late 70s with THE DAVID LA FLAMME BAND touring the states.. sex drugs rock and roll.. had it all.. EVERYTHING.. but I wouldn't trade for what I got now.. my own way.. my own music.. my own thing..
an award winning composer of chamber music with university honors and published and recorded compositions, I am a jazz musician.. I've played with, among others, woody shaw, jon hendricks, julian priester and mike nock.. I'm no longer a classic cover tune or mainstream jazz artist, rather a jazz musician who believes in world music as trane did.. seeking to blend many genres into a fresh and innovative style of jazz..
after many years on the axe I've finally done 2 CDs demonstrating my style.. RAPSTER GUITARS IT.. 15 original songs and collabs featuring syntopia, redeyeC, margot du bois, TLT50, big daddy cee and brian mattson.. and RAPSTER GUITARS IT 2.. with 12 original songs and collabs featuring margot, syntopia and TLT50..
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thanks for your interest in my music :-)
joe nickerson aka rapster aka nicky quick..
you can hear most of my 100+ songs on