Nancy Erickson has been bringing her rich, melodic vocals to the Pacific Northwest Jazz scene for over three decades. Hailed as “one of our best contemporary singers – full of feeling, wit… and a thoroughly winning originality” (Michael Steinman – Jazz Lives), Nancy studied jazz, music theory, choral music & jazz improvisation under Frank DeMiero, Al Galante, Rick Asher, and Johnaye Kendrick. As a student she performed in the North Sea Jazz Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival and shared the stage with such greats as Ernestine Anderson, Mark Murphy, the Hi-Lo's, The Four Freshmen, Ward Swingle, and Mimi Perrin.
Professionally, Nancy was lead singer in the jazz band After Hours in the 80s and 90s, has sung backup with the Northwest R&B band Freddy Pink, backup in Nearly Dan (a Steely Dan tribute band) and performed with NW soul artist Bernadette Bascom. Notable appearances have been with Matt Catingub, Tom Kubis, Mavis Staples, and Lenny Williams. In 2009 Nancy began performing as a lead vocalist/bandleader and in 2012 won the Seattle-Kobe Jazz Vocalist competition at Jazz Alley, resulting in performances in Kobe, Japan. She has released three well-received solo albums since 2011. Nancy teaches private voice, is currently the choral and jazz band II director at Glacier Peak High School and the choral director at Valley View Middle School in Snohomish, and is a board member of the Seattle Women in Jazz.
$5 General (plus service charge)
Age 12 and under free, ticket still required
Reserve your tickets early!
This concert frequently sells out.
Sunday, December 9, 2018, 3:00 pm
Jazz vocalist Nancy Erickson in What Are You Doing New Year's Eve and Let It Snow!
Custer: Channukah Is Here
Berlin: White Christmas
Anderson: A Christmas FestivalandSleigh Ride
...and other classical and holiday favorites!