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NE Holiday News 2019 

Greetings from our family to yours!


Nichelson Entertainment is proud to still be a leader in live music and production in North Texas. 2019 was certainly a year of transition for us. We are now aiming at getting our music out in more digital platforms. NE is also doing more collaborations with artist/writers like Eric Willis, Mark Harper and others. We hope you will join us on this journey!


Our artists continue to break new ground in building new audiences. Shelley Carrol has joined the horn section…

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Rest in Heaven Tim Jones 

We are saddened by the recent passing of our vocalist Tim Jones on November 15, 2018. Tim was the voice of Fingerprints for over 25 years. The South Bend native added his soulful voice to scores of live shows along with performances on all 5 Fingerprints CDs. TJ was also a very talented composer and will leave a void impossible to fill. More than just a band member, he was a true friend who always smiled and stayed positive. No easy feat in this music business. Please take the time and revisit his vocals…

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Smooth Groove Collective 

Well, it's finally an idea whose time has come. We have just structered a deal to create a new marketing team for our music and other products. The all new Smooth Groove Collective will use both traditional and non-traditional efforts to promote worldwide. SGC is a Joint Venture combining the talents of AdTex Adveretising, Xprotege music, Nichelson Entertainment, and The Vibe Refinery. The first effort will be a June 17 digital release of The Hot Summer Groove vol.1 Mixtape. This is a free product to allow…

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Shelley in new movie 

Congrats on Shelley Carrol as he is featured in the band in the movie Joyful Noise. The movie is packed with stars including Queen Latifa, Kirk Franklin, Dolly Pardon, and Keke Palmer. The movie was released last week and is already in the top box office rankings. Be sure and check it out and look for Carrol in the horn section. 

Brad Leali summer tour 

We are proud to announce the Summer tour for the Brad Leali Quartet. The UNT faculty member is bringing his swinging group to several cities in August. Confirmed dates are as follows Sat Aug 13 Cactus Theater in Lubbock Sun Aug 14 Sweetwater Tavern in Denton Mon Aug 15 Amsterdam bar in South Dallas Tue Aug 16 Scat Lounge in Fort Worth Thu Aug 18 Blue Room in Kansas City, Mo Sat Aug 20 Denver, CO venue-TBD Please support as Brad is one of the foremost jazz educators/performers in our region. see…

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Barrie Lee Hall, Jr. Passes 

Here is the official info for his homecoming Funeral Arrangement Information for Barrie Please share this with others in the band... Thank you so much! On February 4, 2011 Friday @ 12 noon Barry will be ready for the first goodbye At McCoy Harrison Funeral Home 4918 MLK Blvd. Houston, Texas 77021 713-659-7618 Flowers could be sent to the funeral home… February 4, 2011 at 7:30pm a memorial jam session with the Conrad Johnson Orchestra “The Big Blue Sound” directed by James William Jr. and Feb 5,…

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Dream Life CD rising on charts 

We are so proud to announce that our latest CD from Fingerprints is doing very well with airplay in over 30 states and on several web radio stations. The first single, "Dream Life" is currently #16 on the indie chart and has now entered the top 50 among all jazz releases in the country. Thanks to all our loyal fans and big ups to our new fans. Peace FINGERPRINTS BAND'S DREAM LIFE RELEASE CLIMBS JAZZ CHARTS Dallas, Texas, October 23, 2010 — Fingerprints' recent release, Dream Life,…

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Shelley on tour 

This is a crazy business. Shelley Carrol is now on tour with multi-platinum, Grammy award winner Sheryl Crow. The band is gearing up for a huge summer tour in support of her latest CD. In the meanwhile, Shelley is still completing dates in the US and Japan with the Duke Ellington Orchestra. It will be a busy summer for all at Nichelson Entertainment. More news to follow. You can also check for upcoming events and concerts.