Keith Nichols (born 13 February 1945) is a British jazz multi-instrumentalist and arranger, a player of the piano, trombone, reeds, and accordion.
Born in Ilford, Essex, UK, Nichols was a child actor and an award-winning accordionist in his youth. He tends to play mostly ragtime tunes, gaining notoriety in the 1970s in London when forming the band New Sedalia. Nichols also formed the Ragtime Orchestra in the mid-1970s along with Mo Morris, Richard Warner and Paul Nossiter. Nichols also recorded and gigged with Bing Crosby, and Dick Sudhalter during this period.
Nichols was also a frequent sideman for the EMI record label and an arranger for the New York Jazz Repertory Company, Dick Hyman and the Pasadena Roof Orchestra. In 1978 he helped lead the Midnite Follies Orchestra with Alan Cohen. Other artists Nichols has worked with include Digby Fairweather, Harry Gold, Richard Pite and Claus Jacobi.
- Territory Jazz (Stomp Off)
- I Like To Do Things For You (1991, Stomp Off)
- Syncopated Jamboree (Stomp Off)
- London Omnibus (Jazz Repertory Company)
- Henderson Stomp (1993, Stomp Off)
- Crazy Thought (1999, Pound the Earth Records)
- Harlem's Arabian Nights (2004)
- Kansas City Breakdown(2004, Stomp Off)
- Sweet (2004, Pound the Earth Records)
- A Tribute to Paul Whiteman (2007, Lake Records)
- Collegiate Rhythm (PEK)
- Dixieland at the Thornton Little Theatre (PEK)
- Harlem Madness (PEK)
- One More Time (Lake)
- The Charmful Little Armful (PEK)