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Nika Rejto

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Nika Rejto, acclaimed as one of the nation's finest jazz flutists, has graced the stage and stunned audiences with her "rich tone and technique that never descends into gimmickry" for the last 30 years (Leonard Feather). As a soloist, she has performed with many jazz greats, including Red Holloway, Hubert Laws, Lanny Morgan, Frank Wess, Jeremy Steig, Freddie Hubbard, Chick Corea, Benny Carter, Airto and Flora Purim, George Cables, Billy Higgins, Buddy Collette, and Horace Silver, to name a few. Downbeat Magazine wrote "... her solo brought the house down!" [referring to her guest appearance with Hubert Laws at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles.] Besides leading her own jazz band as both flutist and vocalist, she also performs with various orchestras and ensemble groups. Nika Rejto released her first album, Naked Emotions, on her own label, Unika Records, showcasing her multi- faceted talents as composer, arranger, and producer

Album

Going My Way

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Lover; So in Love; Weird Nightmare; Amado Mio; The Peacocks; Joy Spring; O Cantador; Nica’s Dream; Infant Eyes; It Might as Well Be Spring; Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered; I’m Just a Lucky So and So.

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Article: Album Review

Zeena Quinn: Going My Way

Read "Going My Way" reviewed by Jack Bowers


With so many singers these days competing to tempt the ears of an ever-shrinking jazz audience, success often rests not only on the talents of the vocalist but on the songs he or she chooses to interpret. On Going My Way, San Francisco-based vocalist Zeena Quinn puts her best foot forward on the opening numbers, “Lover" ...

Album

Little Wizdoms

Label: UNika Records
Released: 2012

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News: Performance / Tour

Jazz Vocalist Vicki Burns Featured at Zeb's in New York August 18th 2010

Jazz Vocalist Vicki Burns Featured at Zeb's in New York August 18th 2010

Jazz singer Vicki Burns will be featured at Zeb's Jazz Vocalist series on August 18th in New York City. Leonard Thompson will be the featured pianist, with Saul Rubin on guitar, Ben Meigners on bass and Will Farrell on drums. Music from from Siren Song Burns' first recording as well as selections from her most recent ...

Album

Teazing Socrates

Label: UNika Records
Released: 2006

Album

Midnite Kiss

Label: UNika Records
Released: 2002
Track listing: Midnite Kiss, Caterpillar Rag, The Way You Look Tonight, Crystal Door, Please Don't Say Bonsoir, Melody of Love, Imagination, Rejtospective Space, Avocado Madness, Chante des Arbes

Album

Midnight Kiss

Label: UNika Records
Released: 2002

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Article: Album Review

Nika Rejto: Midnite Kiss

Read "Midnite Kiss" reviewed by Craig W. Hurst


On her newest release, Midnite Kiss, flautist Nika Rejto “burns” on an instrument that is often thought of as a delicate option in the woodwind family. In contrast to the breathy aggressiveness of the sound of Herbie Mann or the vibrato-laden shimmer of Lou Tabackin, Rejto’s tone is more classical in nature. While her tone may ...

Album

Naked Emotions

Label: Unknown label
Released: 1984


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