Nicole Zuraitis Album Release Concert
85 Avenue A
(between 5th St & 6th St)
New York, NY, 10009
This event is 21 and over
Vocalist and pianist Nicole Zuraitis blends bountiful songwriting skills, an effervescent presence and dazzling vocals in a consummate package that has thrilled audiences across Manhattan and across the world. Nicole’s new recording, Hive Mind (Dot Time Records), chronicles themes close to her heart, including an unflinching love of family and friends and a heartbreaking and courageous dedication to people in her life who suffer from mental health issues. Her message is delivered with a sincere spirit that finds release in eight intimate original compositions (and two covers) and will come to life on Sunday November 12th at DROM in New York City.
Nicole is the 2016 New York City Songwriting Competition Coffee Music Project Winner, 2015 second runner-up in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition and the 2014 Herb Albert ASCAP Young Composer Awards Winner. Nicole has headlined the Blue Note (NYC) and maintains residencies at the 55 Bar, Rockwood Music Hall (with the Dan Pugach Nonet), and Redeye Grill. Audiences love Nicole’s limitless enthusiasm, but that’s only part of her story; only part of her talent.
While pursuing a career that has spanned jazz, pop and classical, Nicole has collaborated with Cyrille Aimee, Thana Alexa, Dave Stryker, Livingston Taylor, Tom Chapin, Omar Hakim and Bernard Purdie. She’s performed at festivals nationwide, and has recorded two albums: 2013’s Pariah Anthem and 2009’s Spread The Word, both releases featuring the cream of New York’s jazz hierarchy. Hive Mind features Nicole on vocals, piano and of course, compositions; Nandini Srikar, Carnatic vocal on “Idle”; Dan Pugach, drums; Idan Morim, guitar; Alex Busby Smith, bass; Carmen Staaf, Wurlitzer, Rhodes; Rich Lamb, organ. She has become not only an advocate for animal rights, but also an ally to those suffering from mental health.