Nile Sirius Creator is an American multi-instrumentalist and composer whose principal instrument is the alto saxophone. He is thankful to be able to compose, perform, and share music again after over a decade away from instrumental music!
Nile’s love affair with music began once he started learning how to play the duet "Heart and Soul" on the piano from his vocally gifted older sister at 6 years old. He quickly began writing instrumental songs with lyrics for his siblings to sing and dance to in their beloved toy room including the songs, "Big Heart Love", and, "Your Keys Are My Keys". Nile finally picked up a saxophone in the 8th grade that he could never seem to put back down!
Growing up, Nile was exposed to an abundance of gospel, funk, r&b, and soul music including Motown artists, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Anita Baker, Parliament Funkadelic, The Isley Brothers, Prince, Whitney Houston, and Aretha Franklin. Additionally, during his youth, he enjoyed listening to movie soundtracks, Broadway musicals, jazz, rock, r&b, country, pop, and reggae.
In the past, Nile has had the pleasure of studying and performing with some industry greats, including learning from the late great Detroit trumpet legend, Mr.Marcus Belgrave, the late straight-ahead jazz alto saxophonist, Mr.Charles Evans, the late "Thriller" drummer and educator, Mr.Leon Ndugu Chancler, and woodwind extraordinaire, Mr. Gene Parker. Nile is also a former member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Civic Jazz Orchestra and he has been a featured soloist with the Count Basie Orchestra.
Some of Nile's biggest musical influences include Cannonball Adderley, Kelly Price, Aretha Franklin, Fall Out Boy, Paramore, Lauryn Hill, D'Angelo, Amy Winehouse, Stan Getz, Roy Hargrove, Paul Desmond, Art Pepper, and soundtracks by John Williams.
Nile's personal musical philosophy is: "Always play what you hear! Find, nourish, and share your own original musical genius! I believe what makes music great is when the tune naturally flows from the musician and isn't forced! We all have the capability of individually expressing ourselves instead of stressing ourselves to fit into rigid definitions of instrumental musicians. Push the limits!"
Nile has recently released his debut album titled "My Aesthetic Soul" which is streaming now! The album features five original compositions in total which fuse together elements of jazz, soul, funk, blues, alternative rock, soul, doo-wop, and hip-hop.
Nile is also passionate about human rights, education, mental health, historical literacy, and holistic health.