NickyA Most Elegant Trio
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
7:45 pm

“Together, they are the most elegant trio around!”  —Dick Hyman
 “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

The Nicki Parrott Trio is comprised of Nicki Parrott, the Australian bassist and jazz vocalist, Ed Metz, Jr. drummer and the award-winning Italian jazz pianist, Rossano Sportiello. 

Parrott is a hard-swinging bassist whose role models were Oscar Pettiford and Paul Chambers.  Mentored by the famous guitarist, Les Paul, she was part of the Les Paul Trio and worked side-by-side with guitar greats from Paul McCartney, Slash, Steve Miller to fellow Aussie, Tommy Emmanuel.  Since then she has performed with such notable musicians as Michel Legrand, Joe Wilder, Randy Brecker, Clark Terry, Jose Feliciano, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Dick Hyman, Patti Labelle & the New York Pops Orchestra, Harry Allen, Marlena Shaw, David Krakauer, Ken Peplowski, Ann Hampton Callaway, Bill Mays, Scott Hamilton, Lillian Boutte, Larry Carlton and Houston Person, just to name a few.  Nicki has performed at most 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, the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, the Newport Beach Jazz Party, Jazz Ascona and Bern Jazz Festival in Switzerland and many others.

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