A talented saxophonist, Nubya Garcia has performed as a bandleader in the genre of jazz from a young age. Having played for the likes of the Camden Jazz Band and at the Royal Academy of Music, Nubya is a consummate professional and her passion for performing and her genre shines through in each show. Having released tracks such as Pace, Source and When We Are, Nubya has been the recipient of various awards and commended by Rolling Stone, The New York Times and The Guardian.
From a young age, Nubya has shown interest in music and first began performing when she was just five years old on Saturdays with her siblings. She originally trained in lessons to play the violin, developing talent for playing instruments which was recognised by the London Schools Symphony Orchestra when she was invited to play the viola for them. Throughout her childhood she was surrounded by music and was absorbed in the genres of Latin, Reggae, Classical, Brass, Jazz and Soul, first learning to play the saxophone when she was 10 years old.
Since first learning to play the saxophone, Nubya has been a part of the Camden Jazz Band and attended the Junior Jazz Programme at the Royal Academy of Music. She has also been fortunate to study at the Berklee College of Music and has graduated from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in the art of Jazz Performance. Nubya has also performed at the Worldwide Festival, JazzFest Berlin, NYC Winter Jazz Festival, Love Supreme Jazz Festival and headlined at the Ronnie Scott Jazz Club. Outside of performing, Nubya is also forging a reputation as a Radio DJ, currently DJing on NTS Radio.
Awarded numerous awards for her talents, Nubya has previously been the recipient of the 2018 UK Breakthrough Act at the Jazz FM Awards, the 2018 South Bank Sky Arts Award Times Breakthrough Act and the 2019 UK Jazz Act of the Year from the Jazz FM Awards. Nubya has also contributed to various other artist’s tracks, including the likes of Universal Beings, Darkness Must Be Beautiful and Home Cooking. A unique and soulful artist, Nubya Garcia is the perfect choice as a jazz musician who is guaranteed the lift the spirits of any event with the sound of her lively saxophone playing.