"She plays in a few collectives, but her solo work is already collectible (the first pressing of last year's Nubya's 5ive EP reportedly sold out on vinyl in one day)" - The Guardian 10.2.18
Note that 200 copies of the recent re-press were sold within one hour of becoming available.
"Garcia's exceptional 2017 EP Nubya's 5ive" - The Vinyl Factory 20.2.2018
"Her leader debut [Nubya's 5ive] is a winning excursion into groove-based modal jazz, alighting on similar territory to Kamasi Washington...Ideal summer listening, and an impressive calling card from the hugely talented Garcia" - The Quietus 19.7.2017
"5ive is remarkable, an intoxicating combination of vibrant soloing and stay-in-your-head hooks: At a recent set during New York's Winter Jazzfest, Garcia had a sold-out crowd whooping with recognition when she played first riff on the album's opener, "Lost Kingdoms." - Rolling Stone Magazine 15.2.18
"On her debut, Nubya's 5ive, she and her band strike an engrossing balance between long stretches of dreamy exploration and surges of vital virtuosic intensity" - The Austin 100, npr 1.3.18
Nubya won breakthrough act at the Jazz FM Awards in 2018