Introducing Nicollette Sullivan, the New Face of American Jazz

A mecca for artists, writers, and free spirits, Venice has long been an incubator for creative types. The birthplace of musical icons ranging from The Doors to Jane’s Addiction, it should come as no surprise that this compact district of culture-by-the-sea is home to the newest name in contemporary jazz and pop: Nicollette Sullivan. Signed to For Artists Records, a boutique label that also calls Venice home, and supported by the New Jersey-based Unable Music Group, Nicollette Sullivan stands ready to make her triumphant debut onto the American music scene with the release of a full-length album on May 21, 2021. Preceding the album, Nicollette will drop three singles. One track will drop each month starting with “Sweet Dreams” on February 19, “Strychnine” on March 19, and “Starchild” set to drop on April 16. February 19 also marks the launch of pre-orders for Sullivan’s album, entitled “Nicollette”, with CD pre-orders available through For Artists Records and digital pre-orders available through iTunes.
Nicollette Sullivan’s sultry and seductive vocal style combines elements of jazz, R&B, blues, gospel, and pop. Her lyrics range from ethereal, light-hearted and mystical to thoughtful, emotive, and introspective. Nicollette had a passion for musical theatre at a very early age and was exposed to a wide range of music including EDM, hip hop, R&B, rock and mainstream pop, but found herself gravitating to classic old school jazz and blues artists such as Billie Holiday, Etta James, Josephine Baker, Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone. More recent influences include Lana Del Rey, Sade, Rihanna, Nora Jones and Amy Winehouse. Nicollette also found herself visually inspired by the classic “Old Hollywood Glamour” of 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s cinema, featuring the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, May West, Marlena Dietrich and Joan Crawford. Nicollette combines the visual and musical influences of these genres to create a refreshing and unique listener and viewer experience with each song and video. 
Nicollette’s debut album was recorded in Eagle Rock, California, with the tracks including guest appearances from studio session luminaries such as Lee Thornburg (Chicago, Arron Neville, Ray Charles, Bonnie Raitt), Jimbo Ross (Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Mariah Carey), Ed Roth (Annie Lennox, The Brothers Johnson, Sofie B. Hawkins), and Tony Mandracchia (Ray Charles, Ruben Studdard, Judith Hill, David Foster, Edgar Winter).
All of Nicollette Sullivan’s music is being distributed globally by Unable Music Group, and will be available on all major digital retailers and streaming services. Additionally, the album will be available on CD through Amazon and the For Artists Records (forartistsrecords.com) website. Once it is safe to do so, Nicollette looks forward to regularly performing live in venues across North America.
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Source: Unable Music Group