Though her approach has earned her comparisons to Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens, the similarities are superficial. Like Parlato, she’s an assured technician with a whole bag of impressive tricks. Like Stevens and, for that matter, Esperanza Spalding, she has an affinity for folk. But...she’s got her own thing, and it’s very much worth listening to.
— Jon Garelick, Arts Fuse (USA)

We will want to remember [Nicky Schrire]…I was especially impressed by the ease and confidence that Schrire exudes creating her music. This young lady knows exactly where she wants to go.
— Martin Schuster, Concerto Magazine (Germany)

Schrire shares with the late Sathima Bea Benjamin and Sheila Jordan the gift of understanding when a moving lyric or arresting melody deserves simply to be displayed…”Space and Time” is certainly an album of the year.
— Gwen Ansell, Business Day Live (South Africa)

…the influence of teachers Norma Winstone and Kate McGarry is most evident in [Schrire’s] pensive yet ethereal style.
— Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes (USA)

It's not an easy voice to pigeon-hole which speaks volumes for her originality…Schrire seemingly effortlessly, and frequently wordlessly, gets to the heart of each number stripping it bare and re-shaping it into something new.
— Lance Liddle, BeBop Spoken Here (UK)

Vocally surprising and...impressive...Nicky Schrire is the breath of fresh air that we so need.
— Philippe Vincent, Jazz Magazine/Jazzman (France)

“Freedom Flight" should have released under a major label's auspices, as Schrire's voice is…an instrument transcending laryngeal norms.
— Mark S. Tucker, FAME (USA)

Schrire becomes part of the fabric of her music. Her voice is a warm and supple instrument that serves as a dispensary of emotional power.
— Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz (USA)

If you have been hooked by the new vocalists like Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens, check out Nicky Schrire – she’s on her way.
— Peter Bacon, The Jazz Breakfast (UK)

"Freedom Flight” is vocalist Nicky Schrire’s debut album, but it sounds like the work of a seasoned veteran… Clever and understated… It is an exceptional debut.
— Steven Lewis, Hardbop Jazz Journal (USA)

With a clear, clean, beautifully vibrato-less soprano and ample control of her pitch, Schrire brings together the essence of some of my favorites among modern creative vocalists--Kendra Shank’s global approach to song, Kate McGarry’s vocalese, and Norma Winstone’s inventive spirit, all with a vocal quality in the realm of Sara Gazarek.
— Andrea Canter, Jazz Police (USA)

[Freedom Flight]...an auspicious (if underappreciated) debut.
— Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes (USA)

A number of the more and most intelligent female vocalists come to mind-Mia Doi Todd, Tori Amos, Kimiko Itoh, Lorraine Feather, Norma Winstone, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, etc.-in Schrire's work.
— Mark S. Tucker, FAME (USA)

Schrire deftly toes that line between pop music catchiness and vocal jazz complexity for a set of tunes of a simmering beauty.
— Dave Sumner, Bird Is The Worm (USA)

[To The Spring] heralds a voice and lyrical ability of great originality.
— Matthew Wright, London Jazz (UK)

Schrire's voice is punctilious…clean and unscented by anything artificial...genuine. The same can be said of her composing. She is not looking to show off with technical fireworks; she is showing off with the unseen and unheard: grace, class and a certain élan. Organically speaking, her instrument is that special gift that is readily recognized as finely tuned and superior, without knowing why.
— C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz (USA)

Her approach turns song into melodic poetry.
— Marc Myers, JazzWax (USA)

Schrire forges a fine bond with her collaborator so that the music has simpatico and immediacy going for it. …50 minutes of emotionally eventful, richly crafted music.
— Peter Hum, Ottawa Citizen (Canada)

Like Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens (or Dory Previn in a previous era), Schrire blurs the line between jazz, rock and folk…with a charming lilt to her nuanced, unadorned mezzo-soprano. Schrire’s modus operandi is not to blow anyone away with how hard she can wail but to illuminate the songs’ dusky corners, varying her approach nimbly depending on the lyric.
— Alan Young, Lucid Culture (USA)

[Schrire’s] varicoloured song arrangements are performed by a sublime trio of pianists…and the recorded sound is balanced to perfection. Vocal jazz doesn't get more intimate than this.
— Peter Quinn, Jazzwise Magazine (UK)