Nicci released her first solo project in 2011 title “Twenty Twelve”, an eclectic mix of melodies that highlighted her unique vocal ability and introduced her to audiences around the world. However, it would be the grace and soulful serenity of Jazz that called to her heart and would deliver her to a world of jazz enthusiasts. She went on to perform with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and the Tulsa Signature Symphony and from that experience she went on to found Dapper Street Productions, a production company that entertains, educates and inspires through the arts.
Some sing for fun, some sing because of boredom, and some sing because its in their blood. Being from a family of vocalists, Nicci Canada sings because it's natural to her. Nicci Canada uses her voice as a canvas to showcase the truths of the heart and soul. She possesses the ability to connect with her listeners. Her warm and sultry vocals are reminiscent of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday or Nina Simone. In her Ella Fitzgerald tribute she invokes the spirit of Ella Fitzgerald through her show; with the same clean and agile voice.
Nicci has been surrounded by music her entire life, but the grace and soulful serenity of Jazz called out to her heart. But her dedication to the classics does not mean she is a stranger to the newer sounds. Nicci is equally at home singing many other genres, including the slick and complex grooves of Contemporary Soul. Her phrasing and tone transports us to a time where vocal chops were a perquisite to be in the business. Nicci sings songs of love and encouragement that leave audiences with warm feelings. Nicci's songs hearken back to the empowerment singers like Jill Scott and Floetry. Continuing in a long tradition of conscious artists, Nicci provides the feeling of the oasis in the desert.
Secondary Genre: Soul
Location: Charlotte, NC
Similar Artists: Billie Holiday, Nina Simone
Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Jill Scott
Booking Inquiries: Michael Scott (904) 495-4095