Nick is one of the most in demand guitarists on the UK jazz scene, renowned for a deep understanding of the jazz tradition and repertoire, alongside a virtuosic technique and progressive approach to improvising. Nick is lucky enough to have performed with some of the most renowned jazz musicians in the country including Martin Speake, Stan Sulzmann, Gareth Lockrane, Lewis Wright, Steve Fishwick, Brandon Allen, Jeff Williams and Asaf Sirkis and holds the guitar chair with the London Jazz Orchestra. Nick performs extensively throughout the UK as well as touring in Europe, Australia, China and South America.
Nick’s debut album “Detour Ahead” was released in July 2018 to critical acclaim “Costley-White proves both his virtuosity and ability to write subtle and engaging tunes” (All About Jazz). Nick has also contributed to over a dozen studio albums as a sideman with a variety of jazz groups.
Upon graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2011 Nick was awarded the Yamaha Scholarship for Outstanding Jazz Musicians.
Nick is proud to play a Trenier Jazz Special, hand made for him by renowned guitar luthier Bryant Trenier.