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Nicole Zuraitis

Nicole Zuraitis is a jazz vocalist and pianist living in New York City. She released her self-produced sophomore album featuring ten original compositions entitled "Pariah Anthem" in late November 2012. The album was recorded in Brooklyn, NY and features the talents of eight young internationally acclaimed jazz artists including Victor Gould, Billy Buss, Dan Pugach, Ilan Bar Lavi, Jon Paul, Julian Shore, Scott Colberg and Nandini Srikar. Nicole is on the voice and composing faculty at the Swaarnabhoomi Academy of Music in Chennai, India as well as the Litchfield Jazz Camp in Kent, CT. She is proud to lead her trio in both songwriting and jazz venues in New York and has held residencies at The Waldorf Astoria's Bull and Bear, The Friars Club, The Astor Room and Sugar Bar. Nicole performs as a featured vocalist in the "Jane Monheit and the ladies of Jazz" tour. After opening for Dave Brubeck, Nicole's relationship with the Brubeck's "Jazz'd for Life" flourished and she will be featured as a performer at his tribute in December 2012 with Bernie Williams at the Palace Theatre in Connecticut. She teaches songwriting workshops internationally and has a private studio of students in Queens, NY. In July 2008 she released her first jazz album full of cherished classic love songs "Nicole Zuraitis; Spread the Word", featuring Luques and Zaccai Curtis as well as Winard Harper. She studied vocal performance at New York University and graduated magna cum laude in 2007. Nicole is the first place winner in the New York chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing competition and awarded the title “New Yorker of the Week” for her dedication to animal rescue and jazz music on Columbia News TV.