. . .  Has been lauded as a distinctive musical talent in a New Yorker profile by Whitney Balliett.  She has also been profiled by Billy Taylor and Charles Kurault on the exalted CBS Sunday Morning TV program, The Wall Street Journal, Jazz Improv Magazine, and by NPR “Crossover” in two one-hour broadcasts featuring her recordings and interviews.

 

 
 

 

 

 
 

. . . Named Top 4 Jazz Vocalists of the Year by IAJE Journal’s Dr. Herb
Wong, following the release of her critically acclaimed recording with the
62-piece Netherlands Metropole Orchestra, entitled
If You Could See Us
Now!
  which featured the arrangements of Manny Albam.

. . . Named "Best CDs of 2000" - "You're Nearer" by Downbeat Magazine.

. . .  Eight CD's as leader, and two as guests of Benny Carter, The Benny Carter Songbooks, Volumes I and II, and Dick Hyman Swing Is Here.  The latter was included in the film soundtrack Two Weeks Notice. She has recorded with Gerry Mulligan, Michel Legrand, Michael Abene,Grady Tate, Claudio Roditi, Frank Wess, and Roger Kellaway.

. . . Concerts at North Sea Jazz, Sea Jazz in Helsinki, and Marca Jazz in Italy.  In New York City, JVC, and Charlie Parker Festival with Benny Carter.  Performances at The Port Townsend Jazz Festival, Norway Floating Jazz Festival, IAJE, Women In Jazz, Absolute Grappelli, Henry Mancini Institute Big Band, and The Alec Wilder Festival, NYC, 2003.  Guest soloist with the Radio Big Band of Slovenia, and the WDR Radio Big Band of Koln, Germany in several concerts with composer/arranger Michael Abene.
 

 
 

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

. . . Vocal Editor of the Bill Evans Fakebooks, Volumes I and II.

. . .  A most sought-after clinician internationally, having taught in Artist in Residency capacity at the Conservatories of Amsterdam and Rotterdam, and  2000-2003 in the Summer Jazz Workshop of Amsterdam Conservatory. She has given Master Classes in Delft and Arnhem in Holland and also in  Slovenia and Germany. She is currently a Voice Panelist and Adjudicator for the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts.  Nancy has appeared with Barry Harris in several concerts at New York City’s Town Hall in Barry’s The Family Jazz Series.  Nancy has been a member of the jazz faculty of Manhattan School of Music for since 1988, and William Paterson University for since 1993.  (private lessons, ensembles, sight-singing, and jazz choir).

 
 

 

 

 
 

 

. . . Teaches privately in her studio.  Nancy also conducts frequent Vocal Performance workshop classes in New York City, called Sessions in Song and Swing, These sessions of 9 classes explore a specific focal topic each week that is a particular challenge to all vocalists.Each session also studies 2 legendary jazz vocalists for the special qualities that can help us develop appreciation and expertise. She also teaches classes focusing on Sight-Singing, Harmonic Study, Rhythm Drills, and Theory, called Musicianship for the Jazz Vocalist.