Grammy® Nominated New York based vocalist and pianist Nicole Zuraitis blends clever songwriting skills, an effervescent presence and unparalleled vocals in a consummate package that has thrilled audiences across Manhattan and across the world. She is the vocalist for the world famous Birdland Big Band and the Grammy® nominated
Dan Pugach Nonet, the winner of the New York Coffee Music Project Songwriting Competition and an ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers Award recipient. She was a finalist in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition and her 2017 Album HIVE MIND won Best Jazz Album in the International Music and Entertainment Awards. Her new project, Generations of Her: Women Songwriters and Lyricists of the last 100 years has sold out both the Birdland Theater and the Cell Theater in New York within months of its conception. Nicole has headlined with artists such as the Omar Hakim Experience, Dave Stryker, Ken Peplowski, Cyrille Aimee, Bernard Purdie and her world music folk band EVA toured internationally alongside folk legends Livingston Taylor, Melanie Safka and Tom Chapin. She holds residencies in New York City at both the 55 Bar and Birdland Jazz Club. Visit www.nicoleZmusic.com for more information.
“A heart as big as her remarkable voice”-- JAZZ POLICE
“A playful pianist....sublime vocals.... Zuraitis unwound a sweeping, sunny set.... it’s clear that above all else, she is a musician first — her well-cultivated, swingin’ and misbehavin’ stage presence notwithstanding. Opening act Nicole Zuraitis rules the night at the Cabot.” CHAD KONECKY, WICKED LOCAL BOSTON 2019
"Brooklyn’s Nicole Zuraitis Brings Visceral Vocals, Her Powerhouse Presence and Winning Songwriting to Jazz Outing, HiveMind (Dot Time Records)."- KEN MICALLEF (DOWNBEAT)
"Emerging onto the scene with a notably warm personality, Zuraitis, vocalist extraordinaire, gave her audience a blues “clinic.”....soaring vocals... intimate familiarity....intonation and dreamy clarity.....I watched, transfixed by Zuraitis’s careful mastery of both piano and vocal. She made a mark for herself there (Birdland Jazz Club).”- CHRIS STRUCK CABARET SCENES MAGAZINE 2019