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For more than two decades Denmark’s knighted and renowned bassist Chris Minh Doky has been recognized as an original master of the upright bass. Technical brilliance delivered with personal passion prompted DownBeat magazine to write: " ... there is a softness and crisp clarity that is very different from the sound others derive from the acoustic instrument”

JazzTimes augmented with "A powerful bassist...superb technique” and the New York Times speaks of the bassist having “..a commanding presence”.

The Guardian “…few bassists combine softness and supple strength so distinctively, or mix dense, swirling runs and the simplicity of an underlying theme is such a shapely and unforced manner.”

Chris Minh Doky & The Nomads deliver tradition-defying electric jazz that is wired for funk. The band includes Dean Brown/guitar, who with his unique sound and stage performance with the likes of Marcus Miller, Boz Scaggs and the Brecker Brothers has distinguished himself as one of the most funky guitarists today, George Whitty on keyboards shows why he is a Grammy winnng producer and musician with albums such as the many and amazing Michael Brecker releases, and the phenomenal award winning internationally known drummer, Dave Weckl, completes this all star band. As a group they continually tour the world and with a live album that topped several international jazz charts, they have become a very popular live band.

Doky's rare ability consistently places him in the top-5 lists of reader polls around the world, and he was and is not only a leader but a sideman with artists such as Michael Brecker, Mike Stern, David Sanborn, Trilok Gurtu, Bireli Lagrene, John Scofield and Kenny Garret among others. A knight of jazz became the latest honor for Danish-Vietnamese Doky after Queen Margrethe II of Denmark in 2010 made him a knight of the Order of the Dannebrog for his contributions to the arts. Two years earlier the international Ben Webster Foundation gave Doky its eponymous award for his jazz accomplishments through the years. As a producer Doky was Grammy nominated in 2012 for his work with Randy Brecker.

Doky spreads the word of jazz in places other than on stage and in recordings. He hosts regular jazz programs on TV and radio. From 2008-2012 Doky was the artistic director of the DR Big Band. His creative input acted as the spark plug that ignited renewed interest in the BIG band and recruited new listeners. With Doky’s unique sound, crossing genres comes naturally. Since 2013 he has also collaborated with Twyla Tharp and the Royal Danish Ballet with 'Come Fly Away’ which enjoyed weeks of sold out shows. ‘Royal Copenhagen’ has recognized Doky’s cultural impact by making him the face of their prestigious brand. Yamaha and MarkBass have similar regard.

Doky, Weckl, Brown and Whitty together create an all star jazz band wired for funk. Chris Minh Doky's uncanny style of pulling funky sounds out of an upright bass leads The Nomads on their odyssey.

 
 
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