Nikki Carter has something to say
as a musician/composer, author and actor.
She has a blues drenched, soulful sound that is incredibly expressive and so uniquely her own voice.
She’s been gigging since she was 16, touring in Canada, the USA and Europe in all kinds of genres and with all kinds of collaborators.
Nikki’s been blessed to work with the likes of Wadada Leo Smith, Nicole Mitchell, George E. Lewis, Amina Claudine Myers, Roscoe Mitchell, Fred Anderson, Oliver Lake and Marilyn Crispell.
As a composer she’s written work for a variety of instrumentations from solo piano to saxophone quartet to large ensembles. She performed World Pemieres that include Broken Dreams (Berlin Jazz Festival 2002), Thorsburger (Lisbon’s Jazz em Agosto 2004) and composed and conducted Invocation for S’Unduda (2012 with the Vancouver Intercultural Orchestra) as well as dozens of new works with her bands The NOW Orchestra and Orkestra Futura.
Nikki’s been away but now she’s back and she’s ready to roar again.