Jazz in the City DC with Nicki Parrott

Bassist and vocalist Nicki Parrott was born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. She got her musical start studying flute and piano, but switched to double bass so she could join her sister's band. Parrott studied at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music in Sydney, and quickly thereafter began touring and playing with professional bands across Australia. Whenever possible, she took lessons with top bassists, including Ray Brown and John Clayton.

In 1994, Parrott was awarded an Arts Council of Australia grant to come to New York and study with acclaimed bassist Rufus Reid, and in 2000, she became a fixture at the late Les Paul's regular Monday-night session at Iridium Jazz Club. Paul encouraged Parrott's vocal talents, and she's emerged as a fine singer and award-winning composer who's recorded several of her own albums and appeared on dozens of records by other artists.

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    A former member

    Tracey, Chrystal, Naomi - I'm so sorry that I missed you! My fault for not keeping a better look-out! I hope to meet you all at another event soon!

    April 15, 2012

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    Very talented performer with a beautiful voice. Excellent evening and nice venue with very good services.

    Not sure how many members attended. We were 2 at our table. I think we may have been "scattered about".

    April 14, 2012

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    Tracey, Chrystal, Naomi,

    Were you there at the Empress Lounge? I was there well before 7, and was able to get a table towards the right back end of the lounge. I am sorry that I missed you. My sight is not what it used to be! Please give me a shout if you were there.

    Charles Carlini sends his regards and regrets that he got caught up in NY and couldn't make it to what was a wonderful and extended event last night. Yes, Parrott played and sang for the enthusiastic packed crowd until vlate.

    April 14, 2012

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    I agree with Tracey,...I was setting near the right and met Naomi. Look forward to the next event.

    April 14, 2012

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    This is my 1st meetup. Do we normally try to sit together? Will there be signage indicating the Meetup group?

    April 12, 2012

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    Look forward to seeing you on Friday. Thank you.

    February 23, 2012

  • STEPHEN R. M.

    This was the lucky day for a Jazz Meetup I was referring to earlier.
    (Feb 24)

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