Nikki Ellias & Cosmic Collective

Nikki Ellias & Cosmic Collective
May 27 | 9:00PM - 11:00PM
KTBS/KPXJ Swamp Stage
“We play music so we can communicate with all people no matter our differences.” When the Cosmic Collective met in a jazz combo at Middle Tennessee State University they quickly discovered their collaboration was something that needed to continue past the semester. Every performer in the ensemble adds a particular element to the sound, resulting in a blend that is dynamic, smooth, and refreshingly unpredictable. Band leader and vocalist Nikki Michelle attributes their success to the chemistry they share as friends expressing that “having fun together and doing something we love is what makes this project work and keeps us coming back to create something beautiful.” The Cosmic Collective performs year round at various festivals, weddings, corporate events, clubs, and private events. As music scholars and believers in the importance of education they also spend the week teaching private lessons, giving clinics at various high schools and universities, and performing in other ensembles. Their fusion of electric jazz and modern sounds have been described as “refreshing and vintage at the same time.” Website: