Jazz Singer NICOLE ZURAITIS ~ This year's GRAMMY® WINNER for Best Jazz Vocal Album!
Grammy® Winner New York based musician and winner of the 2021 American Traditions Vocal Competition Gold Medal, NICOLE ZURAITIS blends clever songwriting skills, an effervescent stage presence with dazzling vocals and keyboard prowess, to deliver a consummate concert experience that has thrilled audiences across Manhattan and across the world.
If recently you happened upon the iconic Birdland Jazz Club and were enchanted by the versatile talent of vocalist, keyboard player and songwriter Nicole Zuraitis, you’re officially part of the lady-powerhouse burgeoning fan club.
Nicole was nominated dually with her husband, renowned drummer and bandleader Dan Pugach, in the 61st annual Grammy® Awards for their version of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene”. CT Magazine listed her in their “40 under 40 Class of 2020” and the WOW Forum hosted her as a guest of honor in the fall of 2019. Forbes Magazine featured her Covid Crisis pivot project Virtual Piano Lounge Plus One in October 2020.
Nicole's album "Hive Mind" won Best Jazz Album in the 2018 International Music and Entertainment Awards. Her latest 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 NYC. Nicole is the featured vocalist with the Birdland Big Band in New York City every month.
Nicole’s newest album HOW LOVE BEGINS dropped on all streaming platforms on 7/7/23.
Audiences are falling in love with "Nicole Zuraitis, vocalist extraordinaire with soaring vocals... intonation and dreamy clarity.....Zuraitis’s careful mastery of both piano and vocal (have made a) mark for herself at Birdland Jazz Club.”
CABARET SCENES MAGAZINE
“Zuraitis showcases superb songcraft.”
“A heart as big as her remarkable voice."
“Nicole Zuraitis re-defining what, exactly, it is that the human voice can do…it is possible to gaze, spellbound as she turns her entire being into an instrument. It is as fascinating to watch as it is magnificent to hear.”
“Stunningly timeless, immediate. Zuraitis transformed her voice, opening many musical blades like a Swiss Army knife of singing; bright and light, then powerful and passionate.”
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