Bring in the New Year on the right foot! Someone passed a note on to me. In this note, there are five things worthy of your attention. The note starts by saying, “Things are to be used, but people are to be loved.”

In 2018, watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

Life is vanity without friends. Have you ever noticed the relationship between your two eyes? They blink together, move together, cry together, see things together, and sleep together; even though they never see each other.

Friendships should be just like that. Life is vanity without friends. I want you to be my friend in 2018. Let’s stay friends in 2018. Join my mailing list so we can keep in touch.

HAPPY NEW YEAR FRIEND!

—Ciré the Maestro

I have learned to appreciate Artists and Musicians on all levels. I have no right to judge or criticize another because I know that all talents are given to us bo the ONE Supreme being and it manifests through different vessels being used on different levels.

–Ciré the Maestro

Ciré the Maestro was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Mecca of style, culture, and vibrant nightlife. Ciré the Maestro’s birth name is Eric Nicholas. As Eric Nicholas developed into the ultimate Renaissance artist, he became known among fellow musicians as “Ciré the Maestro.”

The son of a musician, Ciré the Maestro caught the music bug early in life. Watching his dad practice on piano and perform as a keyboardist with his band, Ciré the Maestro developed a passionate love for music at a very young age. At the age of five, he performed his first recording session, singing background vocals on his father’s first recording “Disco Claus” by the Bionic I.

At age 9, Ciré the Maestro was introduced to The Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research (IDMR), where he met Richard Amos, former bass player of the funk group Sam and the Soul Machine. Amos began teaching Ciré the Maestro scales and music theory. By the time Ciré reached age twelve, he was performing in his Bible School Choir, which gave him the tools to grow into a seasoned musician.

Ciré the Maestro studied music at the acclaimed New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), which afforded him the opportunity to travel the world and perform throughout Europe and South America. When Ciré the Maestro saw the legendary Herbie Hancock perform, at that moment he knew that he was destined to do something extraordinary with his talent. Thus, his destiny was set.

With over 25 years as a keyboardist in the music industry, Ciré the Maestro is also a Music Producer. Utilizing his extensive knowledge of the techniques of acoustic designing and sound recording, Ciré the Maestro produces music in a plethora of genres: Pop, Rock, R&B, Soul, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Classical, Orchestral, as well as his own original music style. Passionate about presenting real quality music that comes from his heart to his listening audience, Ciré the Maestro is truly an inspiration to the Music Industry. His personal musical inspirations extend from Bill Evans, Kenny Kirkland, and Joe Sample, to Miles Davis, George Duke, and Chic Corea.

Ciré is signed with Sea Breeze Records, where he is currently Chief Staff Producer, Recording Artist, Songwriter, and Arranger at Sea Breeze Records. His desire is to share his musical passion with people of all ages, and inspire the younger generation to express themselves musically with their own style, free from any previous rules.

–Courtesy of Sea Breeze Records

“Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule. Nevertheless, one had better know the rules, for they sometimes guide in doubtful cases, though not often.”

–Samuel Butler

I have good news and bad news, so to break it to you easy, I’ll give you the bad news first!

The CIRÉ THE MAESTRO Jazz & Neo-Soul Performance Show
with Special Guest Slim Jeff and Hippietrapgoddess is SOLD OUT!

The good news is:

I’M ‘GOIN KNOCK THE ROOF OFF!

Introducing “The Maestro Project”. One of the most frequently asked questions I get is: “Who are the musicians in your band?” Appearing with me on October 15, 2017, at THE MINT will be Adam Hawley on Guitar; Ernest Tibbs on Bass; Jason Carpenter on Drums; Brandon Fields on Saxophone; Jamelle Adisa on Trumpet; August Nixon on Percussions. THIS IS AN ALLSTAR BAND! Also appearing on the show will be Slim Jeff & Hippietrappgoddess. You don’t want to miss this!