Jerry Donato-sax | Nicole Pesce-piano | Mike King-bass | Dan Tomlinson-drums
Nicole is recognized as one of the “top ten musicians to hear in Phoenix” by the Arizona Republic. Her musical repertoire consists of over 12,000 memorized songs ranging from Chopin to Lady Gaga. Stylistically including Classical, Jazz, Ragtime, Blues, Boogie Woogie, Broadway, Latin, Oldies, Pop, Opera, Spiritual, Country, Rock, Funk and Hip Hop. She is often seen “text messaging” while playing intricate piano pieces!Through the years, Nicole has had the rare privilege of performing for Muhammad Ali, Ricky Martin, George Bush, Sr., Waylon Jennings, Janet Napolitano, Shaquille O’Neal, Jimmy Carter, Chris Rock, The Gypsy Kings, Margaret Cho, Verne Troyer, Phyllis McGuire and Brian Setzer. She’s performed alongside American Idol Finalist David Hernandez, The Moscow Ballet, The Cast of Mary Poppins, The Cast of Young Frankenstein, Debbie Reynolds, Jerry Lewis, and Broadway Singer/Actor Jordan Allen.As a composer, Nicole currently has over 300 songs in her catalog. In 2003, she was asked to write the title track to the compilation CD “Amada.” – dedicated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. A few years later, Nicole’s original music was again featured in a documentary film for the Komen foundation presented at the Pink Tie Gala in Tampa, Florida.
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Jazz in Arizona
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