Jazz in the Park: Nick Waterhouse
520 E. Wells St., Milwaukee, WI, 53202
The mixture of soul, jazz and R&B that became Motown in the 1960s is still finding a voice 50 years later. Nick Waterhouse joins artists such as Mayer Hawthorne and Aloe Blacc in creating the spirit of vintage soul music for the modern era. Backed by jazzy horns and lively percussion, as well as female backing singers, Waterhouse creates a full and authentic sound that meshes well with Jazz in the Park’s broad definition of jazz music. His second album Holly was released in 2014 and highlights Waterhouse’s rich vocals with jazz piano and rockabilly guitar.