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Posted: Monday, 20 February 2023

Yanagisawa Saxophones UK is delighted to welcome Nichola Pope to our roster of artists. Nichola plays Yanagisawa S9030 Solid Silver Soprano, WO2 Bronze Soprano and Yanagisawa B992 Bronze Baritone.

Nichola is an in-demand saxophonist, musical director, arranger, educator, and community-music project leader.

Nichola’s multifaceted career has earned her a reputation as one of the UK’s leading saxophonists, equally comfortable on stage in front of thousands or in an intimate jazz club.

She has spent years touring in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and has appeared at major UK festivals including Glastonbury, BST Hyde Park, Isle of Wight Festival, Latitude, Boomtown, and Bestival with Bombay Bicycle Club and London Afrobeat Collective.  Nichola has performed at packed arenas, concert halls and theatres such as The O2, ExCeL London, Royal Festival Hall, Brixton Academy; and in London’s West End with touring shows such as Paul Simon Gracelands LIVE!The 80s Show, The Smooth Rock Show, A Beautiful Noise Show, Simply Dan, Typically Tina, The Magic of Motown and Divalution.

TV credits include BBC’s Top of the Pops, TFI Friday, MOBO Awards, Brit Awards and The X-Factor with acts like Olly Murs, Craig David, Daniel Beddingfield, Jamelia, Jamie Cullum, and Lemar.

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Nichola has performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival, EFG London Jazz Festival, Galway Jazz Festival, Dauphine Jazz Festival, Funk Nord, Being a Man Festival, Women in Jazz Media Festival, and renowned jazz venues including Ronnie Scott’s, the 606 Club, the Jazz Cafe, and the Vortex Jazz Club.

A seasoned studio musician, she has recorded film, pop and library sessions at Abbey Road, Air Lyndhurst, Air Edel, RAK and Olympic, and has recorded remote sessions online for artists and producers worldwide in her purpose-built home studio, most recently on the critically acclaimed debut Delirio from Lokeba.

Nichola has performed with internationally acclaimed Marici Saxes and is also a founder member of contemporary chamber group Breathe and a new exciting saxophone quartet Krunch.

Nichola is a passionate educator and in-demand clinician with degrees from City University and Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Nichola Pope has an established teaching practice in London and is a pioneer in online education teaching students worldwide.

Nichola is proud to endorse Yanagisawa and is honoured to be a Yanagisawa Artist.

Main Image: Murray Clarke Photography