“A celebrated pianist, singer, and songwriter…” claims JAZZ TIMES. “Nicole Zuraitis Brings Visceral Vocals, Her Powerhouse Presence and Winning Songwriting to Jazz…” says DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE.
GRAMMY® Award Nominated Vocalist, Pianist, Songwriter & Bandleader NICOLE ZURAITIS is a powerhouse vocalist and winner of the 2021 American Traditions Vocal Competition Gold Medal. She 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. Nicole is the premier vocalist for both the Birdland Big Band and her co-produced collaboration "Oil on Water: How Love Begins" with 8x-GRAMMY® Award-Winning Bassist Christian McBride, which is set to release in 2023, featuring all-original compositions and the talents of some of the jazz world's best. Nicole has won a litany of awards including the Herb Alpert ASCAP Young Composer Award (2014). "Nicole Zuraitis has a heart full of soul and a voice full of sunshine," raves ALL ABOUT JAZZ.