WINNER: 2017 Vocal Jazz Queen Competition Sponsored by the Seattle-Kobe Sister City Association and the Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley
FINALIST: 2017 NW Vocalist of the Year Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Awards
Nikki Dee is an International Jazz & Cabaret Vocalist based in Seattle & Honolulu.
International Jazz, & Cabaret Vocalist Nikki Dee has been performing in the greater Seattle area since 2003. As winner of the 2017 Seattle-Kobe Female Jazz Vocalist Audition (sponsored by the SKSCA, Pacific Jazz Institute, and Dimitrou’s Jazz Alley), she was sent to perform at the Kobe-Shinkaichi Jazz Queen Vocalist Contest in Kobe, Japan. She also performed at the renowned Sone Jazz Club and the historic Shushinkan Sake Brewery.
Nikki's signature style includes classic songs from around the world in their original languages, performed in an eclectic variety of styles. She can be found fronting several projects in the Seattle & Portland areas, including the Nikki Dee Jazz Trio/Quartet; Brazilian music duo Nikki & Kiko (with guitarist Kiko Freitas); French & European cabaret act Les Gigis (with accordionist Bonnie Birch); and her "tropical jazz" band, Blue Hawaiian.
Born and raised in Hawaii in a multi-ethnic family and community, Nikki's tastes in music were distinctly shaped by her upbringing. She got her start in musical theater, spent her last year of high school in France, and later studied opera and vocal jazz in college... But it was her love of language that won out, and she ended up graduating with degrees in French and German (not to mention a semester studying Italian in Rome).
Journey around the world with Nikki's latest Brazil-inspired album, "Estrada do Sol," with songs performed in Portuguese, French, Spanish & English.
Nikki Dee est une chanteuse de Jazz Internationale installée à Seattle et Honolulu.
Nikki Dee é uma cantora de Jazz Internacional baseada em Seattle e Honolulu.
Nikki Dee è una cantante di Jazz Internazionale che vive a Seattle e Honolulu.
Nikki Dee ist eine Internationale Jazz-Sängerin in Seattle und Honolulu.
Nikki Dee es una cantante de Jazz Internacional que vive en Seattle y Honolulu.