Nick The Nightfly Quintet
A very popular DJ and radio host, Nick The Nightfly, Malcolm MacDonald Charlton’s real name (his stage name is an homage to Donald Fagen’s album title), begins as a musician and singer. When he was young, Malcolm was a promising soccer player (the Scottish U18 national team selected him), and a badminton player, but the music was his real love.
An Italian citizen since 1982, he is a star of Radio Monte Carlo for his cultural and ironic radio show, in which people can always listen to great music. He has hosted Sting, Pat Metheny, Peter Gabriel, Ryūichi Sakamoto, Herbie Hancock, Miriam Makeba, Caetano Veloso, Enya, Donald Fagen, Pino Daniele, Annie Lennox, and many others.
He has produced successful compilations under the aegis of The Nightfly and Monte Carlo Nights, but he also loves to play music, both with the Monte Carlo Nights Orchestra and a smaller band like the quintet. A lovely and dynamic figure (artistic director of Blue Note Milano, festival organizer, producer, talent scout) who is well known by the public of Umbria Jazz for his live radio broadcasts of the summer Festival and as presenter and performer.
NICK THE NIGHTFLY QUINTET: Nick The Nightfly, Jerry Popolo, Claudio Colasazza, Francesco Puglisi, Amedeo Ariano