Mother’s Day Concert at Gloucester Stage Company,Sunday, May 8th, 2PM

From Birdland to Fishtown!

A Grammy-nominated musician, powerhouse vocalist, New York-based bandleader and winner of the 2021 American Traditions Vocal Competition Gold Medal, Nicole Zuraitis continues to establish herself as an undeniable force in the modern jazz landscape of both NYC and beyond. Nicole’s bold, versatile voice possesses a special combination of soothing warmth, familiar authenticity, and raw grit that is reinventing the world’s conception of what it means to be a jazz artist. She infuses elements of multiple genres and approaches into her artistry, refusing to limit herself to any one corner of the music business. With a “heart as big as her remarkable voice,” (Jazz Police) Nicole’s effervescent personality and boundless enthusiasm for sharing the joy of music keep her audiences thrilled

In 2019, Nicole was nominated for a Grammy alongside her husband, renowned drummer and bandleader Dan Pugach, for their arrangement and performance of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene.” In recognition of her talents, Nicole has won a litany of other awards, including the New York City Songwriting Competition Coffee Music Project (2016), the Herb Alpert ASCAP Young Composer Award (2014), and the Gold Medal, Ben Tucker Jazz Award, People’s Choice, and Johnny Mercer Award in the National American Traditions Vocal Competition. In 2015, Nicole was the second runner-up in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. In 2020, Forbes Magazine featured Nicole’s pandemic pivot project, “Virtual Piano Lounge Plus One.”

Most recently Nicole has returned to the recording studio, her latest album is produced by legendary jazz performer Christian McBride and scheduled for release later this year. She’s back to the skies with a recent tour of Lithuania, performing with their national orchestra. And she is on the road from performing with the Savannah Philharmonic to NYC ‘s famous jazz mecca, Birdland. This is her only local performance- that’s right..from Birdland to Fishtown! Don’t miss this concert!

(and you don’t have to be a Mom-  lover of great music!)

Tickets at www.gloucesterstage.com.

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