The Cosmic Collective is a transmuting ensemble of jazz musicians anchored on multi-instrumentalist bandleaders Nikki Elias and Tyler Enslow. The group’s effervescent chemistry evolves from performance to performance contingent upon the accompanying star sidemen, making each show a truly unforgettable, unique, and personal experience.
A brilliant constellation in the Nashville sky, the cosmic collective has been featured on Greg Pogue’s ACME Radio Nashville Jazz Show, headlined the Murfreesboro Jazzfest, and frequently performs at Rudy’s Jazz Room and Gray’s on Main, among various other local venues. This exposure along with the group’s effortless blend of high-caliber musicianship and bona fide performances secured the cosmic collective a prominence within the greater Nashville area which merited the group a Nashville Industry Music Award (NIMA) nomination for “Best Jazz Group” in 2018.
Having established strong roots in the Nashville jazz scene, the cosmic collective continues to expand its horizons with alacrity, headlining the Garden Gate Jazz Festival in Huntingburg, Indiana, performing as the house band for Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan, and periodically partnering with distinguished artists such as Derrek Phillips, Don Aliquo, Paul Horton, and Victor Wooten on the stage. In the recording studio the group also boasts impressive pairings with renowned artists Doug Mosher, Jonathan Rogerson, and Matt Endahl, even collaborating with saxophonist Jeff Coffin on their debut eclectic electric jazz album, Abstract Notions.
The evening will open with the inimitable Art Lande and his newest musical project, Kimandala, also featuring Kim Bird on bass and Amanda Williams on piano. Not to be missed!