About Nicholas S.
Having performed most of his life, Nick Savage seems to be effortlessly skilled as a drummer, keyboardist, singer, and songwriter.
Nick has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with great performers, such as, Tony award winning Beth Leveal, American Idol runner-up Justin Guarini, Gavin Degraw, John Scofield, Joshua Redman, Lou Donaldson, Lonnie Smith, Jeff Coffin, Victor Goines, Joe Lavano, and many more reputable artists. His notable performances in St. Louis, nationally, and internationally have led him to a mastery of the elements of good music. In addition, this has developed him into one of St. Louis’ strongest composers, arrangers, educators, and clinicians from behind the drum kit and the soundboard. Nick received his Bachelors of Arts and Masters of Music in Jazz Performance from Webster University. To date, Nick has played, performed, and/or produced on over 100 recordings.
To date Nick serves in the following positions: lead singer and drummer for St. Louis band Fresh Heir, percussion and drum kit instrumentalist at Salem United Methodist Church, the Program Director and Lead Instructor for LINC to Music, LLC, The Music Director at Sacred Heart School in Valley Park, the Lead Drum Instructor at Kirkwood Music Institute, the drum kit and percussion instructor at De Smet Jesuit College Prep High School and the Lead Consultant for Diamond Empire Band St. Louis.
Webster University High School Jazz Ensemble
Webster University, well-known for its innovative jazz studies program and the Jazz@Webster concert series, is offering a new program for high school jazz students during the school year at its Webster Groves campus. Under the leadership of Paul DeMarinis, Webster’s Jazz Studies Director, and Nick Savage, Jazz Ensemble Director, rising young jazz musicians will work on improving their improvisational skills, ensemble interaction, and personal musicianship. All melodic instruments are welcome to participate and experience a variety of jazz styles from the 1930s to the present. Students who have enjoyed the Webster Jazz Camp will love the opportunity to continue working with St. Louis area professional jazz musicians throughout the year. This ensemble is a part of the Department of Music at Webster University and is administered with the assistance of the Community Music School of Webster University.
Sacred Heart School
At Sacred Heart school, students are offered "stages" and "band". Both are opportunities to get students on stages and acting, playing instruments, and singing.
National Catholic Education Association
Arch Diocese Of St. Louis
Department of Defense
Webster University Department of Music