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Nicolas Jaar

American-Chilean Musician

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Nicolas Jaar Biography

You'd have to have your eyes and ears shut to miss hearing about Nicolas Jaar in 2011. Following a string of provocative debut singles for the likes of Wolf + Lamb that opened the door to his illustrious sound, his cerebral debut album on Circus Company, "Space Is Only Noise" has become one of the most successful debuts of recent times garnering praise from the likes of The Guardian (“One feels drawn into a fully formed, self-contained worldof his making") and Dazed & Confused (“Nicolas Jaar has achieved something that few electronic musicians have achieved before - bringing geeky techno fiends, jazz lovers and chav ravers into an unholy union").

Now in the true spirit of sincere musicianship, the recently turned 24-year-old prodigy embarks on the next chapter of his career as his world-class live show evolves into a new band format. Voted No. 1 live act of the year in 2011, 2012, and 2013 by Resident Advisor, Nicolas Jaar's solo live show has featured an array of keyboards, synths and his own singing on a vintage microphone to date, full exemplifying his loose, slow and seductive experiment into sonic grooves in a string of sell out shows. Already sharing more atmospheric ground with cutting edge indie outfits, his groundbreaking album material now seeks fresh interpretation in a dynamic live instrumental context. Featuring Ian Sims on drums, Will Epstein on saxophone and keys, Dave Harrington on guitar/electronics and Nicolas Jaar himself on piano, vocals and electronics, this visionary new concept was born from long-established relationships and a shared passion for treading into mysterious new ground. The lush textures of "Space Is Only Noise" are redefined in this fresh framework, embracing the silent approach of Jaar's music from a new perspective and pouring light into the corners of its intentions.

Will Epstein has played and studied saxophone for 12 years. He came upon Nicolas on a little island in Maine at the turn of the century before they hit their teenage years, brought together by their parents’ visit to an artist residency. Unable to communicate in the same language (Jaar could not yet converse in English well as it was soon after he returned to NYC from Chile), they bonded playing soccer on a hill being chased by dogs. Reunited again in New York, living a handful of blocks away from each other in Manhattan, they began to play music together in high school. “We played on the street, in bands, in dark basements, and started to learn to listen, endless hours dripped away and the sound wrapped around us,” said Will of their early times. Epstein also attended Brown University with Jaar and formed the band outfit, Spank City, alongside other members Ian Sims and Dave Harrington while there. Their psychedelic, improvised approach was an early hybrid of the next formation of Jaar's musical concept. “We have continued to explore similar concepts to those outlined by Spank City and my work with Nico, looking to push myself, my instrument and my consciousness to new and perhaps uncomfortable places, and hoping to explore everything through the lens of a profound interest in human creativity. In high school, Nico and I used to sometimes refer to the music we loved and the music we loved to make as something akin to a wheel. The music off of Space Is Only Noise, wonderfully, feels very much like this. As such, in performing the music live, I feel it’s my responsibility to explode the wheel, but only so far as to keep it moving.”

Will Epstein introduced Ian Sims to Nicolas Jaar after working together musically for a number of years in various bands, performances, and projects. Sims has collaborated in all sorts of musical play, ranging from free improvisation to hard bop and afro-funk-electro-dance. Recently graduating from Brown in Africana Studies, he is now a teacher of guitar and drums. “In backing Nico, our group has worked to play an additive role–as if we too were samples from his bag of sounds. His music has a fullness unto itself, so we are more free than in most situations to hold off and enter only during particular moments. We are rarely mimicking his original compositions, but finding new textures and phrases that add to what already exists. His music is purposefully very minimal and restrained and we have been working hard to avoid overflowing the simple elements that give his music interest. It has become an exercise in careful choice and deliberate expression. Nico holds rhythm, especially the dense and rich rhythms of African and Afro-diasporic music, in high esteem–which for a drummer is a blessing. It is such fun to be able to make this music with other long-time friends, friends who have spent countless nights learning each other’s musical languages.”

Another Brown graduate, Dave Harrington undertook a degree in Modern Culture and Media (semiotics). Now based in NYC and working as a freelance musician, he recently scored a documentary about Pablo Escobar for the BBC and is a member of a number of Brooklyn-based bands, from playing the lap steel guitar in a country band to synth bass in an experimental metal band as well as being the front man for acts EL TOPO, Translations, ARMS and the aforementioned Spank City. “All of the band have very individual voices on their instruments that Nico has embraced. We’re excited by the idiosyncrasies of those voices and have found places to let them shine, whether it’s hip hop drumming, free jazz saxophone, or middle eastern influenced guitar. It took us a few rehearsals to really get inside the music. Now I feel like I understand the interior logics of how it works and its aims both microscopically and conceptually. I feel that it’s my role to add a human element, something that can be trance inducing, repetitive, erratic and unpredictable in the way only a human can. It feels great to be part of the element of spontaneity that is true to Nico’s vision.”

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Nicolas Jaar Biography

You'd have to have your eyes and ears shut to miss hearing about Nicolas Jaar in 2011. Following a string of provocative debut singles for the likes of Wolf + Lamb that opened the door to his illustrious sound, his cerebral debut album on Circus Company, "Space Is Only Noise" has become one of the most successful debuts of recent times garnering praise from the likes of The Guardian (“One feels drawn into a fully formed, self-contained worldof his making") and Dazed & Confused (“Nicolas Jaar has achieved something that few electronic musicians have achieved before - bringing geeky techno fiends, jazz lovers and chav ravers into an unholy union").

Now in the true spirit of sincere musicianship, the recently turned 24-year-old prodigy embarks on the next chapter of his career as his world-class live show evolves into a new band format. Voted No. 1 live act of the year in 2011, 2012, and 2013 by Resident Advisor, Nicolas Jaar's solo live show has featured an array of keyboards, synths and his own singing on a vintage microphone to date, full exemplifying his loose, slow and seductive experiment into sonic grooves in a string of sell out shows. Already sharing more atmospheric ground with cutting edge indie outfits, his groundbreaking album material now seeks fresh interpretation in a dynamic live instrumental context. Featuring Ian Sims on drums, Will Epstein on saxophone and keys, Dave Harrington on guitar/electronics and Nicolas Jaar himself on piano, vocals and electronics, this visionary new concept was born from long-established relationships and a shared passion for treading into mysterious new ground. The lush textures of "Space Is Only Noise" are redefined in this fresh framework, embracing the silent approach of Jaar's music from a new perspective and pouring light into the corners of its intentions.

Will Epstein has played and studied saxophone for 12 years. He came upon Nicolas on a little island in Maine at the turn of the century before they hit their teenage years, brought together by their parents’ visit to an artist residency. Unable to communicate in the same language (Jaar could not yet converse in English well as it was soon after he returned to NYC from Chile), they bonded playing soccer on a hill being chased by dogs. Reunited again in New York, living a handful of blocks away from each other in Manhattan, they began to play music together in high school. “We played on the street, in bands, in dark basements, and started to learn to listen, endless hours dripped away and the sound wrapped around us,” said Will of their early times. Epstein also attended Brown University with Jaar and formed the band outfit, Spank City, alongside other members Ian Sims and Dave Harrington while there. Their psychedelic, improvised approach was an early hybrid of the next formation of Jaar's musical concept. “We have continued to explore similar concepts to those outlined by Spank City and my work with Nico, looking to push myself, my instrument and my consciousness to new and perhaps uncomfortable places, and hoping to explore everything through the lens of a profound interest in human creativity. In high school, Nico and I used to sometimes refer to the music we loved and the music we loved to make as something akin to a wheel. The music off of Space Is Only Noise, wonderfully, feels very much like this. As such, in performing the music live, I feel it’s my responsibility to explode the wheel, but only so far as to keep it moving.”

Will Epstein introduced Ian Sims to Nicolas Jaar after working together musically for a number of years in various bands, performances, and projects. Sims has collaborated in all sorts of musical play, ranging from free improvisation to hard bop and afro-funk-electro-dance. Recently graduating from Brown in Africana Studies, he is now a teacher of guitar and drums. “In backing Nico, our group has worked to play an additive role–as if we too were samples from his bag of sounds. His music has a fullness unto itself, so we are more free than in most situations to hold off and enter only during particular moments. We are rarely mimicking his original compositions, but finding new textures and phrases that add to what already exists. His music is purposefully very minimal and restrained and we have been working hard to avoid overflowing the simple elements that give his music interest. It has become an exercise in careful choice and deliberate expression. Nico holds rhythm, especially the dense and rich rhythms of African and Afro-diasporic music, in high esteem–which for a drummer is a blessing. It is such fun to be able to make this music with other long-time friends, friends who have spent countless nights learning each other’s musical languages.”

Another Brown graduate, Dave Harrington undertook a degree in Modern Culture and Media (semiotics). Now based in NYC and working as a freelance musician, he recently scored a documentary about Pablo Escobar for the BBC and is a member of a number of Brooklyn-based bands, from playing the lap steel guitar in a country band to synth bass in an experimental metal band as well as being the front man for acts EL TOPO, Translations, ARMS and the aforementioned Spank City. “All of the band have very individual voices on their instruments that Nico has embraced. We’re excited by the idiosyncrasies of those voices and have found places to let them shine, whether it’s hip hop drumming, free jazz saxophone, or middle eastern influenced guitar. It took us a few rehearsals to really get inside the music. Now I feel like I understand the interior logics of how it works and its aims both microscopically and conceptually. I feel that it’s my role to add a human element, something that can be trance inducing, repetitive, erratic and unpredictable in the way only a human can. It feels great to be part of the element of spontaneity that is true to Nico’s vision.”

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  • How to book Nicolas Jaar?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Nicolas Jaar for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Nicolas Jaar, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Nicolas Jaar or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Nicolas Jaar?

    Booking fees for Nicolas Jaar, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Nicolas Jaar, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Nicolas Jaar?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Nicolas Jaar for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Nicolas Jaar for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Nicolas Jaar or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Nicolas Jaar or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Nicolas Jaar is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Nicolas Jaar for your event is available upon request. Nicolas Jaar generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Phoenix, Spencer X, Mikel Jollett, Joy Williams and Yaeji. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Nicolas Jaar for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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