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Golpe Tierra releases new album Golpe con Golpe

Posted by:Nick Moran on May - 9 - 2017 - Filed under: Audio,News/Gigs -

M.O.D. Photography - Music - Golpe Tierra Band Shots - First (46 of 47)I’m happy to announce the release of our new album Golpe con Golpe. My brother from another mother, Richard Hildner and I started this project to highlight the wonderful musical traditions of Peru and combine this with our love for Jazz and other Latin American Folk music styles. This album shows our love for music and our desires for social change. You can preview and purchase our album on our Bandcamp.


Nick joins the faculty of The University of Wisconsin Madison Mead-Witter School of Music

Posted by:Nick Moran on Mar - 3 - 2017 - Filed under: News/Gigs -

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I’m proud to announce that in 2016 I joined the faculty of The University of Wisconsin Mead-Witter School of Music as the Jazz Bass Instructor. I’ve enjoyed being a bass educator for decades but to join the Jazz Studies Program at the UW School of Music is a true honor. It is especially humbling to take over for the legendary Richard Davis after he retired in the spring semester in 2016. The UW Jazz Studies Director, Johannes Wallmann, has build an incredible academic program and I’m excited to contribute to its development. For information on how to enroll at The UW Madison Music School please visit

Golpe Tierra [Live] at South Madison Police Station now available!

Posted by:Nick Moran on Apr - 7 - 2016 - Filed under: News/Gigs -

prop golpetierraaa logoI’m happy to announce Golpe Tierra has released a new album that was recorded live at South Madison Police Station in July 2015. You can purchase it exclusively on Bandcamp. Full album download includes many high fidelity formats and 5.1 surround mixes (see pdf bonus item). I can’t express the joy I feel making music with my good friends Richard Hildner and Juan Tomas Martinez. Check it out!


Sinister Resonance releases new album “They Said…”

Posted by:Nick Moran on Jul - 17 - 2015 - Filed under: News/Gigs -

Working with Mark Hetzler, Vince Fuh, and Todd Hammes was an incredible experience and the music came out great. This project was a challenging and transformative experience and I’m happy it is now available for the world to hear. We were able to experiment with all the sounds our instruments could produce. Also, you actually get to hear my arco playing (with bow)!!! Special thanks to Mark Hetzler, Professor of Trombone at UW-Madison, for inviting me into this project.

Check out the whole album here!


Here’s a track written by Todd Hammes called Blindfold Duet

Anna Laube [Studio] Oh My! (Oh Me Oh My)

Posted by:Nick Moran on Jun - 6 - 2015 - Filed under: Audio,News/Gigs -

I’ve known Anna Laube since we played in West High’s Jazz Band together. Today, she’s an amazing songwriter and singer. I recorded some tracks for her on her new album, Music’s Where We Always Meet. This track also features Chuck Leavell from The Allman Brothers on Keys.

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Madison Youth Choir Ragazzi [Live] Kurt Elling’s The Waking

Posted by:Nick Moran on May - 6 - 2015 - Filed under: Audio,News/Gigs -

I was honored to perform along with The Madison Youth Choir’s Ragazzi. Anthony Cao wrote an incredible arrangement for Kurt Elling’s The Waking. It was also super fun to play acoustically in The Capitol Theater with my new upright bass. Recorded on May 3rd, 2015.



Sharing the stage with Juan de Marcos

Posted by:Nick Moran on Mar - 3 - 2015 - Filed under: News/Gigs -












I had a blast performing with Afro Cuban Music Legend Juan De Marcos with my project El Clan Destino in Feburary. Juan De Marcos was visiting Madison in anticipation of his fall residency at UW-Madison. We played ‘Marieta’ and ‘La Negra Tomasa’ together and his soneos were awesome. I’m looking forward to more collaborations this fall. Thanks to Susan Kepecs for the great photos!

Simply Folk [WPR] Performance with Ida Jo and Scott Lamps

Posted by:Nick Moran on Dec - 5 - 2014 - Filed under: News/Gigs -

Ida-Jo Simply FolkThis is the first time I performed Ida Jo’s wonderful music and it was broadcast on the WPR show Simply Folk. Yikes:) Ida Jo is great songwriter and musician. Working with both her and Scott Lamps was a treat. Below you’ll find an a couple songs from the show (I edited out the interviews). For the complete show (two extra songs) you can stream or download here. I highly recommend checking out the entire show online. Host Stephanie Elkins was awesome and even gave me a shout out!. Taped in October 2014 at Vilas Hall.


Isthmus Jazz Festival Awards Jazz Personality 2015 to Nick Moran

Posted by:Nick Moran on Jul - 5 - 2014 - Filed under: News/Gigs,Uncategorized -

Mayoral Proclamation Jazz Personality 2015On Saturday, June 21 at the 2014 Isthmus Jazz Festival, I had the privilege of being named Isthmus Jazz Personality Of The Year. It was an honor to receive this recognition. Other ‘Personalities’ from previous years include Ben Sidran, Jan Wheaton, Kelly DeHaven and Roscoe Mitchell. The kicker was speaking before the festival headliner  Richard Davis’ performance. I used the opportunity to speak on the plight of local jazz musicians in our city and reminded people that, by just simply deciding to go out more to hear live music, they can greatly help improve our local jazz scene. The whole experience was pretty fun and cool…

New Project Announced! Sinister Resonance

Posted by:Nick Moran on Jun - 17 - 2014 - Filed under: News/Gigs -

sinister resonanceIn preparation for the release of our new album, They Said…, Sinister Resonance’s new, shiny website is up for your viewing pleasure. is now up and is chalked full of audio, video, photos and info on all things Sinister. I’ve been working on this project for a couple years now and it feels great to debut our music to the world.




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