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Nikolett Pankovits

New York City isn’t just an essential crucible for jazz talent. It’s a creative hothouse where artists from around the globe come together and develop new hybrids evolving from the experience of transplanting their musical roots. For the Hungarian-born vocalist Nikolett Pankovits, the Gotham scene provided an ideal forum for melding the music of her youth with her love of jazz and kindred musical currents. Her impressive debut album Magia is a startlingly beautiful project that centers on Hungarian songs set to various Latin American rhythms.


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  • River by Friedrich Kunzmann
  • Magia by Mark Sullivan
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“ 'River' seems to me about knowing where the water flows, where the banks are, and how to bridge those distant banks.“ – Zipernovszky Kornel

“Nikolett Pankovits makes a strong debut here, aided by Herrera's skillful arranging and a strong supporting cast of musicians.” - All About Jazz (Mark Sullivan)

“This album contains some of the freshest vocals you’re going to come across this year.” - Jazz Weekly (George W. Harris)

“Nikolett Pankovits has crafted a singular sound on her self-released debut album Magia”.- Jazziz

“One can imagine her singing in a Hungarian bistro pouring her heart out.” - Downbeat (Bob Protzman)

“Beautifully moody, this is a most impressive debut.” - Culture Catch (Steve Holtje)

“Pankovits’ moves through the various influences and genres with an ease that weaves the eclectic set together very deftly.” - The Jazz Page

“Throughout the album Pankovits' beautiful voice (in Hungarian and English) graces these tracks with a purity that is really quite exceptional

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River

Ninwood Music
2020

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Ideki

Ninwood Music
2019

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A Fényes Nap

Ninwood Music
2019

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Magia

Self Produced
2016

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