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    Nicki Parrott & Dave Spicer

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    ABOUT 

    Nicki Parrott - bass/vocals

    "Nicki Parrott could make anyone love jazz."  Cabaret Scene

    “Nicki brings clear articulation, beautiful tone, a sense of rhythmic assuredness and a touch of allure to inventive arrangements.” Jazz Times 

    “She has that special gift you cannot buy in a music store.”  Les Paul

    “...a rarity, a first-class bassist whose playing is as sublime as her vocals.” Limelight

    Born in Newcastle, Australia, Nicki started her musical training at age four with the piano and flute. Nicki switched to double bass at the age of 15. After graduating high school she moved to Sydney to study jazz at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music where she was granted funds by the Arts Council to study in New York with Rufus Reid. 

    Nicki was bassist and vocalist for the legendary Les Paul for over 10 years. As part of the Les Paul Trio, Nicki worked side-by-side with guitar greats from Paul McCartney, Steve Miller to fellow Aussie, Tommy Emmanuel. 

    In addition, she performed in several Broadway shows and at most of the world's top jazz venues and festivals including The Jazz Cruise and sold-out performances at Birdland and Dizzy’s in NYC. Nicki has performed with such jazz greats as Clark Terry, Joe Wilder, Scott Hamilton, Bucky Pizzarelli, Dick Hyman, Michel Legrand, Houston Person and Arif Mardin, to name just a few. 

    Nicki recently returned home to Australia where she still tours the globe and records. Her latest CD release, Feelin’ Groovy (Arbors #19490), is a retrospective and reimagining of songs from the 60s and features an all-Australian band, a first for the label. 

    She has recorded over two dozen vocal records for Venus Records (Japan), Arbors Records (USA) and Ooroo Records (USA/AU). nickiparrott.com

    Dave Spicer - piano

    Dave Spicer is very active within the music scene in Australia and shares an equal love of performing and educating

    As a Singer, Pianist, and Songwriter, Dave has spent the last 25+ years supporting and collaborating with some of Australia’s biggest talents. He has numerous recordings, television, radio and festival appearances to his credit all over the world.

    In addition to commissioned works, his compositions and arrangements continue to be presented and recorded by various ensembles. In his professional career as a pianist, accompanist, and singer, Dave has worked with an ‘A’ List of performers including: Frank Bennet, Tom Burlinson, Kate Miller Heidke, Jimeoin, Anita Wardell, Darren Percival, Fiona O’Loughlin, James Morrison, Kristin Berardi, Monica Trapaga, Megan Washington, Vince Jones, Katie Noonan, Michelle Nicole, Nicki Parrott, Dami Im, Adam Lopez, Sam Anning, Lisa Lockland-Bell, Hugh Sheridan, Alana Stone, Tyrone Noonan, William Barton, Maya Sykes, Noni Hazelhurst, Kate Cebrano, David Campbell, Franky Smart, Tom Thumb, The Drifters… to name a few.

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    Doors open from 7:30PM
    Music from 8pm
    Look for the Big Red Doors on Exhibition St!

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