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Nicholas Urie

Born: July 29 1985
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Nicholas Urie

Nicholas Urie (born July 29, 1985 in Los Angeles, California) is an American composer of jazz and classical music. Urie teaches arranging at the Berklee College of Music.

Urie was a recipient of the first annual ASCAP Young Jazz Composer’s Award. Urie left Los Angeles to study composition with Bob Brookmeyer in Boston MA. A Graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music with both bachelor's and master's degrees, Urie's music has been heard internationally at festivals and concerts in Peru, Syria, Spain, England, Germany, throughout Scandinavia and the United States.

Urie has frequently collaborated with vibraphonist Dave Samuels who has commissioned a number of pieces for Big Band and chamber ensembles. Urie's music has been performed by the Metropole Orchestra, John Scofield, Kurt Elling, Bob Brookmeyer, Vince Mendoza, The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, The Klüvers Big Band, Frank Carlberg, Dave Samuels, Bob Moses, Ximo Tebar/Granada Jazz Festival Big Band, the Ambassador Jazz Orchestra, the Mobius Chamber Orchestra, the Berklee Chamber Orchestra, and the Jazz Composer’s Orchestra.