Nancy Erickson Lamont has been bringing her rich, melodic vocals to the Pacific Northwest Jazz scene for over 3 decades. Hailed as “one of our best contemporary singers – full of feeling, wit… and a thoroughly winning originality” (Michael Steinman – Jazz Lives), Nancy released her third solo CD “Nancy Erickson – Here and Now” on August 25, 2018. This album was recorded live by Jim Wilke (Jazz Northwest – KNKX) and includes unique arrangements of jazz standards (Honeysuckle Rose, Hot House, Night in Tunisia), some non-jazz tunes (Sting’s ‘Fragile’), and an original piece (Let Love Begin) written by Nancy Erickson & Darin Clendenin. “Here and Now” features the musical skills of the 200 Trio (Greg Feingold, Cole Schuster, Max Holmberg) and Alex Dugdale. Born and raised in Salem, Oregon, Nancy Erickson Lamont has studied music her entire life. "When I was growing up, all types of music were ever-present in my home. We listened to everything from Frank Sinatra, Don Ellis, Peggy Lee, & Louis Armstrong to The Beatles, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Frank Zappa, The Band, and soundtracks from musicals". The music that filled her home became the foundation that would yield one of the more versatile musicians in the Seattle area. Nancy relocated to Seattle in 1982, studying music theory & directing at Edmonds Community College under the tutelage of Frank DeMiero, Al Galante, and Rick Asher. She toured Europe in a jazz group and is accredited with performing in both the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands & the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and had the opportunity of sharing the stage with such greats as Ernestine Anderson, Mark Murphy, the Hi-Lo's, The Four Freshmen, Ward Swingle, and Mimi Perrin. Other notable appearances have been with Matt Catingub, Tom Kubis, Bill Ramsey, Roger Treece, Michael Powers, and Lenny Williams. Nancy began her career after college by singing in a NW jazz band called After Hours, which performed around Seattle for several years during the late 80's and early 90's. Nancy later recorded and co-produced a Christmas CD entitled "Urban Christmas" in 1993 under the group name, 'Xebec' with saxophonist EJ Erickson and pianist Chris Welch. Shortly after, she took a break from jazz while raising her children and arranged and performed music locally that contained facets of pop, rock, country, and R&B. She returned to performing in larger venues by singing backup with the Northwest R&B band Freddy Pink.