The 38th Annual Jazz Station Awards / The Best Jazz of 2016
2016 Best Male Singer (#3)
2016 Best Vocal Jazz CD (#12)
2016 Best Alto Sax Solo ( Vincent Herring #8)
2016 release -"INVITATION" - Nicolas' 5th outing on Right Groove Records, released in January 2016, is highlighted with arrangements and fiery performances by grammy-winner, pianist Nat Adderley Jr. with guest appearances by sax legend, Vincent Herring. "Invitation" which moved to a prominent position in the Top 20 of the Jazz Week Charts, sizzles with selections from the classic jazz songbook, and the performances of two New York-based rhythm sections.
"A jewel always shines brightest when placed in just the right setting...Bearde's soulful and affecting baritone sits atop these impeccably tailored arrangements of sterling standards, the results are absolutely stunning" ... Dan Bilawsky - All About Jazz