We are joined by Jazz musician Nicky Schrire, on the couch. Nicky is a Cape Town based vocalist and composer specialising in Jazz music, even though she can work within multiple genres.
Nicky has obtained an undergraduate jazz studies at the University of Cape Town, as well as a Masters Degree from New York’s Manhattan School of Music. Her passion for jazz has led her to perform internationally in cities such as Los Angles, New York, London, and Dublin, among many others, alongside big name artists such as Arno Carstens, Sibongile Khumalo, and Grammy-nominated pianist Gerald Clayton. She has been compared to many established songwriters such as Becca Stevens and Mary Chaplin Carpenter, due to her song-writing skills. This is evident and reflected in all three of her critically acclaimed previous jazz albums.
Her latest EP “An Education” she decided to broaden her range by even drawing in inspiration from from folk music, with the five song EP has been described as emotionally rich. She is also an avid collaborator with Sterling EQ founding member, Ariella Ciara, whom was also featured on the album.