Nicki Parrott with Rossano Sportiello

August 1, 2015

Les Paul exclaims, “Nicki Parrott has that special gift you cannot buy in a music store”. View welcomes the highly anticipated return of this popular Australian singer/bassist, performing top Broadway and cabaret standards coupled with the enthusiastic swing of Rossano Sportiello’s piano.

Nicki Parrott came to New York in May 1994. Since June 2000, Nicki has played on Monday nights at the Iridium Jazz Club with the legendary guitarist and inventor, Les Paul. Nicki and her sister, Lisa Parrott head-lined at the prestigious Tribute to Mary Lou Williams festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington,D.C. in May 2002, which was broadcast on National Public Radio. She is also the resident bassist with the Kitchen House Blend, which premieres and performs new music by New York composers. Since coming to New York she has performed with such notable musicians as Randy Brecker, Clark Terry, Jose Feliciano, Rebecca Paris, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Dick Hyman, Patti Labelle & the New York Pops Orchestra, Harry Allen, Michel Legrand, Marlena Shaw, Mike Stern, David Krakauer, Ken Peplowski, Ann Hampton Callaway, Scott Hamilton, Larry Carlton and Victor Wooten. Nicki has also performed in several Broadway shows such as Avenue Q, Imaginary Friends, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Summer of ’42 and Jekyll and Hyde.

Nicki has performed at many major festivals around the globe including the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, Jazz in July at the 92nd Street Y, Litchfield Jazz Festival, Detroit Jazz Festival, and the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. She has also performed at the Berlin Jazz Festival, the Cully Lavaux and the Ascona and Berne Jazz Festivals in Switzerland, the Edinburgh and Grimsby Jazz Festivals in the UK, the Krakow Music Festival in Poland, the Ottawa Jazz Festival in Canada, Fujitsu Jazz Festival in Japan and various festivals throughout Australia.

Admission: $35.00 Regular/$30.00 Members

Curtain: 7:30pm

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