Twenty-three year old vocalist Nicole Zuraitis, a native of Litchfield, CT, is a recent graduate from New York University (2007). Nicole began attending the Litchfield Jazz Camp when she was only 12 years old and is about to debut on the mainstage of the Litchfield Jazz Festival on August 2nd. While she studied mainly classical voice at NYU, Nicole took advantage of everything New York City had to offer by attending all kinds of live performances which strongly influenced her unique ear and sensibility for jazz. Nicole has performed from NYC to Italy and in 2006 she won 1st place in the National Association of Teachers of Singing University Competition in New York City. Currently she is a singer/songwriter, pianist (you can hear her play piano and sing on the track \"What are you doing the rest of your life?\"), and member of the Yale University Choir. She also has been asked to commit to a tour of the United States with world famous tenor, Michael Kleitman.
Nicole has been fortunate to perform for and learn from Dena Derose, Don Braden, Mario Pavone, Karrin Allyson, Bill Henderson and many others. A self proclaimed perfectionist, Nicole\'s voice is as pure and melodious as they come.
The Nicole Zuraitis Quartet is Nicole Zuraitis on vocals, Zaccai Curtis on piano, Luques Curtis on bass and Winard Harper on drums.