Nick Semenykhin

Jazz guitarist, composer, arranger

Nick Semenykhin is a NYC-based jazz guitarist, arranger, and composer. Nick was born and raised in Ukraine. In 2015, he moved to New York City to study at The New School for jazz and contemporary music.

Nick collaborated with a lot of musicians in Ukraine. Some of them include (several) Donetsk' jazz orchestras as well as Kharkov's conservatory jazz orchestra. He has performed at many notable performance spaces in Ukraine, such as Donetsk Philarmonic, Kharkiv National Center Of Arts, Kiev’s the International Center of Culture among many others.

In New York, Nick has had the opportunity to be mentored by, and play with well-known artists like Vic Juris, Peter Bernstein, Hal Galper, David Glasser, Victor Jones, Kim Clarke, Adam Klipple, Ed Cherry, Jonathan Kreisberg, Aaron Goldberg, Gilad Hekselman, Richard Boukas and others. 

Nick can be seen playing locally at The Red Room, Minton’s Playhouse, Zinc Bar, Bar 9, and other venues around New York.

At The New School Nick has participated in many ensembles and projects. These include but are not limited to: “The Jazz Orchestra” and “Art Blakey Ensemble” under the direction of Charles Tolliver, “Charlie Parker Ensemble” by David Glasser; he participated in the cross-cultural event called “Strings and Woodwinds” in April 2017 and “Sempre Jacob Sentinel” December 2017 under the direction of Richard Boukas.

In addition to that, Nick performed at the Bern International Jazz Festival 2018 with Hattie Simon Group.

Nick continues to explore the variety of jazz and continues to look for new inspiration



Main photographer: Alissa McPherson