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Friday February 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm| $15 - $20
$15.00 Advance Online / $20.00 Door / Special Student Price $10.00 at the door (with valid I.D.)
An Evening with Nicole Zuraitis
Special Note: It is a privilege to have Nicole Zuraitis join us in her debut performance at The Packing House. Nicole’s musical talent exceeds expectations… Her smooth vocals and jazz piano, combined with original composition and arrangement just leave you wanting more. This is one performance not to miss! – EC-CHAP
If recently you happened upon Greenwich Village’s 55 Bar and were enchanted by the seismic talent of inspired vocalist, keyboard player and songwriter Nicole Zuraitis, you’re officially part of the 32-year-old’s burgeoning fan club. 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 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.
“A heart as big as her remarkable voice”— JAZZ POLICE
“A voice that’s hard to ignore… remarkable range… you can’t help but stop and take notice.” — JAZZ INSIDE MAGAZINE
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.
Nicole’s new recording, Hive Mind (Dot Time Records), chronicles themes close to her heart, including an unflinching love of family and friends delivered with a sincere spirit that finds release in eight intimate original compositions (and two covers) which span genres. After hearing Hive Mind, you’d expect nothing less from this NYU trained classical vocalist and Connecticut born songwriter who swings hard as she brings listeners under her enveloping musical wings. (Nicole Zuraitis)
“Brooklyn’s Nicole Zuraitis Brings Visceral Vocals, Her Powerhouse Presence and Winning Songwriting to Jazz Outing, Hive Mind (Dot Time Records).“- KEN MICALLEF (DOWNBEAT)
Join us for an evening of exceptional jazz and extended release of Nicole Z’s new CD, “Hive Mind“! This concert is hosted by the “Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance” (EC-CHAP). Doors 7:00pm / Show 7:30pm. Soft drinks and snacks available. We are pleased to offer our exclusive “BYOB&F” model – Bring Your Own Beverage & Food (Wine & Beer Only – I.D. Required). For information and table reservations, please call 518-791-9474. www.thepackinghouse.us/upcoming. More Info, Soundbites, Video, and Tickets: http://thepackinghouse.us/upcoming/2017/02/02-ec-chap-jazz-series-nicole-zuraitis