Hoboken bassist, world-renowned jazz collective release 4-song suite

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Like a host of young musicians, Jared Michael Nickerson came to Hoboken in the early ‘80s looking for fame and fortune. Instead, he found a home. Nearly 40 years later, Nickerson still lives in the Washington Street apartment he inherited from one of Maxwell’s original deejays. And while Human Switchboard, the band that brought him east from Ohio, broke up decades ago, Nickerson’s bass has backed superstars like Bernie Worrell, The The, Melvin Van Peebles, and Marshall Crenshaw. His primary gig, though, has been a long and fulfilling career as one of the founding members of Burnt Sugar: The Ar…

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