VOCALIST - COMPOSER - EDUCATOR
Nicky is thrilled to have been awarded an Explore & Create: Concept to Realisation grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. The grant will support the recording of her next jazz album, which will be produced by Grammy-nominated producer, composer and arranger (and dear friend!), Oded Lev-Ari.
Nicky had the pleasure of interviewing Grammy-nominated vocalist Gretchen Parlato for London Jazz News. Gretcgen will release her first album in 8 years in early 2021 and Nicky chatted to her about subjects ranging from motherhood to criticism to influencing an entire generation of jazz vocalists to the arrival of her album "Flor". The interview was translated into French for Citizen Jazz and into Dutch for Written In Music.
Read the interview on London Jazz News here.
Nicky loved being interviewed by composer Matthijs van Dijk for The South African Composers Archive podcast. You can hear their conversation (including snippets of Schrire's Jonker Suite and previous compositions) at this link or find the episode wherever you find your podcasts.
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