Nick Morrison

Guitar Lecturer

Nick Morrison is a composer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. After quitting classical piano at the age of 18, he spent time creating minimalist chamber music, playing rock and improvised music in Chicago and travelling to Senegal to study and perform West African music. He holds an MA in Contemporary Improvisation from New England Conservatory, where he studied guitar with free-jazz luminary Joe Morris, klezmer expert Hankus Netsky, percussionist Jerry Leake and multi-instrumentalist Anthony Coleman.

Since moving to Berlin in 2012, Nick has concentrated on African music, producing records for the bands Tiliboo Afrobeat and Kilinba, and touring with the band Farafi. Through his association with the Polyversal Souls and the Philophon label, he shared the stage with luminaries such as Alemayehu Eshete, Stella Chiweshe and Lee Dodou. He was also a member of the indie-folk act Charity Childre and has released blues albums with JZ James and the Soul Thrivers. All along he has continued to write and perform his own music, and he remains an insatiable explorer of guitar styles from around the world.

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