Nicole Glover, originally from Portland, Oregon, moved to New York City in 2015. She has since recorded and toured with the great Gene Perla, and has performed/recorded with Steve Wilson, Rodney Green, Rudy Royston, Linda May Han Oh, Winard Harper, Jeff "Tain" Watts, and Bill Goodwin. Additionally, Nicole has had the pleasure of performing with such great musicians as Mulgrew Miller, Wynton Marsalis, Esperanza Spalding, Kenny Garrett, Geoffrey Keezer, Bennie Maupin, Bobby Watson, Chuck Israels, Mike Clark, Bill Stewart, Mel Brown, Terell Stafford, and Helen Sung. journey in music began when her father introduced her to jazz and blues music at a young age. She began playing the clarinet at the age of ten, transitioning to tenor saxophone the following year.
In high school, Nicole was one of 19 students from across the nation to be selected for the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, who embarked on a national tour that involved performances with Bobby Watson and Julian Lage, concluding with a performance at the Monterey Jazz Festival with Wynton Marsalis.
After studying at William Paterson University, Nicole returned to her hometown of Portland, Oregon in 2011. Upon arrival, she was invited to record on Esperanza Spaulding's Grammy-award winning album "Radio Music Society". She became a pivotal member of several groups lead by international acclaimed multi-instrumentalist George Colligan. In 2013, Nicole was invited to travel to France to play in the Vannes Jazz Festival in an Alan Jones Academy of Music Quartet. Nicole is also member of Ural Thomas and Pain, who was voted Willamette Weekly's "Best New Band of 2013", received an Emmy Award for their feature episode of "Oregon Art Beat", and has opened for Parliament Funkadelic and Booker T. Jones.
In August of 2015, Nicole released her debut album "First Record", featuring George Colligan (piano and trumpet), Jonathan Lakey (bass), and Alan Jones (drums). All About Jazz gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars, calling the album "a sonically and emotionally powerful one," and states that Nicole is "making quick approaches to sole propriety of her own sound, which, especially for her age, is as important as it is rare."