Originating from Charleston, SC, Nolan Tecklenburg is a jazz pianist with a love for New Orleans. He began by studying piano at the age of 5 and continued his studies at Loyola University down in New Orleans. While in the Big Easy he was able to craft his own sound through listening and playing with some of the best local musicians. He spearheaded a project called NuSpeak, which would go on to play at Tipitina’s and other local venues. At the same time he would gig with his trio throughout the city and end up playing at Jazz Fest as well. After graduating from college he focused on composing throughout the pandemic as a way to exhibit his art.