31st 2012
The Jazz Session #377: Nicky Schrire

Posted under Podcast & Vocalists

Vocalist Nicky Schrire’s debut album is Freedom Flight (Circavision, 2012). In this interview, Schrire talks about the diverse and often daring songs she’s chosen for her debut; the impact on her life and music of Kate McGarry, Peter Eldridge and Bobby McFerrin; her South African upbringing and switch from saxophone to voice; and why she made the move to New York. Learn more at and follow her on Twitter at @NickySchrire.

CONCERT NOTE: Schrire’s New York CD release event is Wednesday, June 6 at 8:30 p.m. at Cornelia Street Cafe. For details on that and other upcoming shows, visit her site.

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  1. 2012: The Jazz (By Women) Year In Review | Popdose on 14 Dec 2012 at 10:58 am #

    […] And so would this next album, by another singer whose work is hard to categorize, like so much good music. Nicky Schrire was born in London, grew up in Cape Town, and now lives in New York. Her debut album, Freedom Flight, features her own compositions and her arrangements of songs by other writers. I like that she’s never afraid to leave her voice out there, exposed and full of meaning. Sure the arrangements are interesting and smart, but it’s her voice that holds it all together and makes me go back again and again. On a personal note, one of my favorite NYC experiences this year was standing on a street corner in Manhattan while Nicky sang a solo version of the Bobby McFerrin version of “Blackbird.” Stunning. (Interview) […]

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