Featured April Events: Grammy-Winning Trumpeter Nabaté, Singer Nicole Zuraitis, Bass Virtuoso Igor Saavedra & More
Nabaté Isles is a Grammy-winning trumpeter, composer, and arranger known for his versatility and unique style. Born and raised in New York City, Nabaté began playing the trumpet at a young age and quickly gained recognition for his talent. He went on to study at the Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School.
Over the years, Nabaté has performed with a wide range of artists, including Lauryn Hill, Jay-Z, Michael McDonald, and Jennifer Hudson. He has also recorded with several prominent jazz musicians, such as Wynton Marsalis, Christian McBride, and Jason Moran.
In 2020, Nabaté won a Grammy for his work on the album “Djesse Vol. 3” by Jacob Collier, which won Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals. He has also released several solo albums, including “Eclectic Excursions” and “Forward Motion.”
Nabaté is known for his innovative approach to the trumpet, incorporating a variety of techniques and styles to create his own unique sound. He continues to perform and record, pushing the boundaries of jazz and exploring new musical territory.
Nicole Zuraitis is an American singer, songwriter, pianist, and arranger. Born on February 5, 1983, in Stamford, Connecticut, she grew up in a musical family and started playing piano at the age of three. Zuraitis attended the Manhattan School of Music, where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies. She also studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Zuraitis has released several albums, including her debut album, “Spread The Word,” in 2012, which received critical acclaim. She has performed at prestigious venues such as Birdland, The Blue Note, and Carnegie Hall, and has collaborated with renowned artists such as Billy Joel, Catherine Russell, and Bucky Pizzarelli.
Zuraitis has won multiple awards, including the New York City Songwriting Competition, the International Songwriting Competition, and the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. She is known for her versatile vocal range, incorporating elements of jazz, pop, and soul into her music. Zuraitis is also a vocal coach, educator, and activist, using her platform to advocate for mental health awareness and social justice issues.