Nickel and Dime Ops is currently preparing to go to the studio 6/19 to record their 3rd album. Being an independent band, they are turning to their supporters for contributions to help pay for the production and promotion of the record. Here are several ways that you can help!
1) The band will be putting on an Album Fundraiser Party at Ashford & Simpon’s Sugar Bar, Friday June 2nd. All of the proceeds from the door will go directly to the album! So all you have to do is show up with some friends and enjoy the show, and you will have made your contribution.
2) If you cannot make the show, or prefer donate an additional sum, you can visit NDO’s Indigogo crowdfunding campaign. There are some fun incentives for those who make donations at the site.
3) Share and campaign for Nickel and Dime Ops if you believe in them. Send people to the show on 6/2. Send your friends to the Indiegogo and tell them why you believe in NDO. One quick email to your closest friends can go a long way!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT, HOPE TO SEE YOU JUNE 2ND!
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Nickel and the band are very excited to be invited by the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center to perform at this year’s Summer Nostos Festival,in Athens, Greece. This will be the first European performance by Dime Ops, in an event comparable to Summerstage, in the heart of Athens. The outdoor event is free for all, and sounds like a good excuse for NDO fans to visit Europe this summer. The band will perform one set on Sunday, June 25th, at 8pm.
Nickel and Dime Ops is excited to announce that they will be making their Philadelphia debut on Wednesday, July 12th,at South Jazz Parlor, for their “Evolution of Jazz:Reimagined,” series. Interesting story, you never know who is in the crowd. One evening in April, the band was performing at their SMOKE residency, and in the audience was former Philly Mayor, Michael Nutter. He promised he would get Dime Ops to his city, 3 days later we received a call. We are looking forward to bringing our sound to the amazingly musical city. Dime Ops will do 2 sets that evening. 7pm & 9pm. South is know for great food and great music, so come hungry, and ready to move.
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After making a special appearance at Gin Fizz in Harlem, this past February, the band has solidified a spot on the club’s monthly rotation. April 14th, they will be doing sets starting at 9:00pm and 11pm one Friday per month. Special guest, Madame Secretary, Victoria Cave will be with Dime Ops. Gin Fizz is located in Harlem on 308 Malcom X Blvd, near 125th st. No cover!
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In 2013 Nickel and Dime Ops was steam rolling their way through the NYC scene, playing many of the city’s legendary venues. This was culminated by the release of their sophomore album “The Soulygamist,”produced by The Roots’ saxophonist, Ian Hendrickson-Smith. The party to celebrate the occasion was held at The Cutting Room, in epic fashion.
In 2014, the unexpected happened. Several of the Dime Ops’major players had to step back from the band, citing various personal issues, including musical director David Gibson. Undaunted, Nickel pushed forward and regrouped around a new core of musicians, lead by saxophonist, Jason Marshall and pianist Willerm Delisfort. The result was a new synergy amongst the younger cast of players. This has resulted in a more free sound, that can be described as playful, soulful, with more of a hip hop edge.
2017 marks a new age for the jazz/hip hop fusion band. The Dime Ops crew has been rehearsing, preparing to record an album of entirely new music. The still untitled full length is slated to be released just before Summer. To promote the new music, the band is currently working to put together tours on the East and West Coast, as well as Europe. “We’ve really cooked up something amazing for our fans, and are excited release this project.” says band leader, Nickel. One thing is certain, a fresh new sound is brewing within the Dime Ops camp. Stay tuned.
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Out of towers? 9-5ers? But still Nickel and Dimers? Now you can check out the band every week on SoundCloud! Every Friday we will be posting a recording of the entire show from the night before. It’s easy and free to stay in tune with us. Put on some headphones and listen to NDO at the gym, during your morning commute, cleaning the house, throw us on at the party. What ever you are into, we support it! Subscribe here!
Jazz/hip hop fusion band Nickel and Dime Ops has proven themselves to be a staple in the New York City scene. They have now held down a weekly residency at the world renown jazz club, SMOKE, for 6 years and running as of September 1st this year. The 9 piece super group has also put on some monumental performances at many of the great venues in the city as well. Blue Note, Cutting Room, Joe’s Pub, Gin Fizz, to name a few. Over 300 shows and counting the band shows no signs slowing down, preparing to record their 3rd record this Fall.
Ever pushing the creative envelope, Nickel, along with Dime Ops All Stars Dezron Douglas and Chris Beck are preparing to put on a special event at the West Village fabled venue The Bitter End. They are calling this one time show The Art of Rhythm. All 3 will exemplify their prolific talents as they explore rhythmic boundaries in one nonstop set featuring only drums, bass, and one MC. They will go on at 11pm as headliners on Wednesday 9/7. The night will also feature Dime Ops fan favorite Darius Christian with his band at 9pm and Nashville reggae/funk band Charge the Atlantic.
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Nickel and Dime OPS has a new music video for their album “The Soulygamist.” The frontman of the group, Nickel, filmed the entire video selfie style on a one day trip from NYC to California and edited it with his iPhone 6. The song “Wheels Keep Spinning has been a fan favorite of Dime Ops fans. The lyrics and production are also by Nickel. Enjoy!
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