When a conscious rapper and some of New York City’s most exciting young jazz musicians decided to unite their talents in 2010, the goal was to push the boundaries of creativity, both musically and lyrically. After 5 years of weekly residency at SMOKE Jazz Club, more than 300 performances, and 2 album releases, Nickel and Dime OPS continues to inspire spectators with their unique musical fusion and incomparable energy. Music lovers and hip hop purists have enjoyed watching the 9 piece band bring down the house at such fabled venues such as Blue Note NYC, The Cutting Room, Joe’s Pub, and The Bitter End. Currently Nickel and the band are working on their third album to be released in 2017.
The Soulygamist is a documentation of Nickel and his NYC jazz fused hip hop band at their best. 100% live, with no samples, the album is a soulful musical union anchored strong in the hip hop pocket by Nickel’s lyrics, that takes eclectic twists and turns throughout as the great musicians of the Dime OPS each take their moments to demonstrate their own musical talents. The entire sound is gelled together by the sultry harmonies added by Madame Secretary, Victoria Cave, along with Alej Sierra and Eliki. The LP recording is 61 minutes, has 13 tracks, 7 of the bands best live tunes, plus 6 new songs never before recorded. The Soulygamist is a soulful, musical, hip hop carnival that you need in your collection!
ANIMATED MUSIC VIDEO FOR “THE CURE”
LIVE PERFORMANCE FOOTAGE
MUSIC VIDEOS FROM TRAGEDY & COMEDY
NICKEL AND DIME OPS HAS PERFORMED AT:
SMOKE Jazz Club every Thursday since September 2010. (Closing for Gregory Porter,/Gregory Generet/Jean Baylor), Joe’s Pub, The Blue Note (NYC), The Cutting Room, Ginny’s Supper Club, The Bitter End, Sullivan Hall, Bowery Electric, Ashford and Simpson’s Sugar Bar, Bowery Poetry Club, Fat Baby, Spin, Fontana’s, Zinc Bar, Shapeshifter Lab, Gin Fizz, and Drom. Also at Rutgers Newark and Guttman College.
DIME OPS ALUMNUS
Joe Strasser, (subs) Chris Beck, Charles Gould, Norman Edwards, Pablo Bencib, Darrian Douglas, Lawrence Leathers, Bill Campbell, Darryl Green, Russell Carter, Jake Goldbass, Malik Washington, Eric Halverson, Tommy Campbell, Ray Lavier, Tobias Gebb, Aaron Kimmel, Andrew Atkinson (sit-ins) Dennis Davis, T-bone Davis, Jason Brown, Joe Farnsworth, Rodney Green
Nathan Peck, (subs) Ricky Rodriguez, Noah Jackson. Alex Hernandez, Jeff Hanley, Dezron Douglas, Ugonna Okegwo, Jacob Webb, Rashaan Carter, Luques Curtis, Spencer Murphy, Ricky Bugel, Aaron James, Tom Pietrycha, Derrick Nievergelt, Danton Boller
Andy Bianco, (subs) Andrew Lim, Sam Petitti, Armand Hirsch, Ed Cherry, Mike “Moon” Reuben, Freddie Bryant, Myles Gorham, Allen Watsky
Willerm Delisfort, (subs) Roy Dunlop, Jarad Astin, George Burton, Brian Charette, Victor Gould, Miki Yamanaka, Anthony Wonsey, Yeissonn Villamar, Art Hirahara, Henry Jeria, Noah Haidu, Eli Sundelson, Pascal Le Boeuf (sit-ins) Jacky Terrasson, Rick Germanson
Wayne Tucker, (subs) Freddie Hendrix, Shareef Clayton, JS Williams, Bruce Harris, Jeremy Pelt, Kevin Louis, Johnathan Powell, Waldron Ricks, Marcus Parsley, Alex Norris, Vitaly Golovnev, Curtis Tayor, Tatum Greenblatt, Shawn Edmonds, Kafele Bandele (sit-ins) Dr. Eddie Henderson, Phillip Harper
Jason Marshall, (subs) Chris McBride, Lummie Span, Wayne Escoffery, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Stacy Dillard, Matt Carrillo, Ken Fowser, Patrick Bartley, Chelsea Baratz, Matt Rippetoe, John Leadbetter (sit-ins) Jerry Weldon, Mike DiRubbio, Myron Waldon, Mark Gross, Patience Higgins, Lakeisha Benjamin
Corey Wallace, (subs) Darius Christian Jones, Mike Rorby, Ron Prokopez, Clark Gayton, Mark Miller, Marques Young, Frank Lacy, David Gibson (sit-ins) Steve Davis
Karen Marie, (subs) Victoria Cave, Eliki, Lauren Henderson, Camille Thurman, Alej Sierra, Gloria Ryan, Adesuwa, (sit-ins) Gregory Porter, Shenel Johns, Jean Baylor, Eve Cornelius, Gregory Generet
Nickel Killsmics, (sit-ins) Citizen Kane, Mr. Cord, WhichCraft, L.I.F.E.LONG, Masai Bey, Elohem Star, Wavelength MC, Emaculit, Saint Joseph, Mecca Godzilla, Mercy Omega, Marvalous, Leah BeAbout