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“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

“Schrire is, by any standard, a remarkable talent, even if she isn’t the stereotypical prodigy. Her voice is a bell, a curve of pliant sound, a personality, a vessel for great songs.” – Will Layman, PopMatters

“[Freedom Flight is] an auspicious (if underappreciated) debut.”

– Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes

“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

“Vocally surprising...Nicky Schrire is the breath of fresh air

that we so need.” – Philippe Vincent, Jazz Magazine (France)

“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 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

“[To The Spring] heralds a voice and lyrical ability of great originality...Schrire’s voice...which seems to soar and soar with no upper limit, its delicate, translucent tone becoming ever more gossamer as it rises, kite-like, into the clouds.”

– Matthew Wright, London Jazz

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