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An event by Nikki Armstrong was featured
CRESSKILL EARTHFEST 2011 at Cresskill Community Ctr.
April 30, 2011 from 11am to 6pm
Saturday, April 30, 2011 9am to 6pm RAIN DATE Sunday May 1LIVE MUSIC from 12 to 6pm featuring: John Tropea Band Nikki Armstrong & Whole Lotta Blues with Soskin, Matta & Uribe (Jazz, Afro-Latin & Brazilian) Off Track Zack and Dapo Cresskill High Scho…
yesterday
lotta' talent in that room, but it's all about honoring Melvin ...
on Tuesday
Welcome to Wednesday's Edition of Across the Tracks on WFDU with host Nikki Armstrong.
on Sunday
An event by Nikki Armstrong was featured
3 NIGHTS STRAIGHT- (In Bergen Co...HAHA!!) at Wagon Wheel, Burke's and Hungry Peddler!
April 21, 2011 at 9pm to April 24, 2011 at 1:30pm
Make one or make them all! Thursday, April 21 at 9pm "JOOLS BLUES" A new weekly music event with guitarist/bandleader Mark Brandenburg featuring Nikki on vocals. Lee Marvin on bass and Charlie Stewart on drums plus special guests! atThe Wagon Wheel…
April 21
Nikki Armstrong added an event
3 NIGHTS STRAIGHT- (In Bergen Co...HAHA!!) at Wagon Wheel, Burke's and Hungry Peddler!
April 21, 2011 at 9pm to April 24, 2011 at 1:30pm
 
April 21
Welcome to Wednesday's Edition of Across the Tracks on WFDU with host Nikki Armstrong.
April 19
An event by Nikki Armstrong was featured
April 26, 2011 from 6pm to 9pm
CELEBRATORY MEMORIAL FOR MELVIN SPARKS-HASSAN. At THE COTTON CLUB 656 W.125th Street, New York, NY 212-663-7980 April 26, 2011, 6-9 PM, Door Charge $25  All proceed go to benefit the Sparks-Hassan Family   PERFORMERS: Lou Donaldson                  …
April 13

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Singer/Performer Nikki Armstrong began her performing career as a dancer and actress at age 11. She was inspired by the great jazz singers, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Peggy Lee as well as the great Soul and R&B artists, James Brown and Tina Turner, and finally in her late 20’s Nikki decided to commit to singing. She has studied music and voice in Boston, LA and New York, most notably with the great arranger Hal Schaefer (Peggy Lee, Marilyn Monroe). Writing and doing session work in Los Angles and Sydney, Australia for the first few years was fun, but it was live performing she craved and New York was the place to be. For the past 12 years Nikki has performed regularly all around the New York Tri-State area with her bands, Whole Lotta Blues and The Nikki Armstrong Project . As featured guest vocalist, she has performed and or recorded with such artists as Melvin Sparks (Acid Jazz Guitarist) and the Great Les Paul (Father of the Electric Guitar). As a voice coach for over 10 years, Nikki delivers performance workshops and singer showcases in the Tri-state area.
An important voice in the New York area Blues and Jazz scene Nikki was on the board of directors of the New York Blues & Jazz Society for over 8 years as Musician’s Liaison; coordinating, producing, and performing in successful Blues and Jazz events for venues such as Birdland in NYC, Sirius Radio as well as benefits for NOLA. In 2007 Nikki became a Deejay on the air with her own show Blues in the Grooves broadcasting every Wednesday afternoon on WFDU, 89.1FM from 1pm to 3:45pm. She also runs a weekly Blues Jam and has been doing so for the last 10 years. She has also hosted Jams around the Tri-state for the last 10 years.

Nikki has four independent CD releases and is working on another CD of all original material due to release in 2009. Her band Whole Lotta Blues is composed of Jason Green on guitar, Rob Chaseman on sax, A.J. Hager on bass, John McCann on drums and Juan Pertuz on percussion. Nikki and crew are all musically accomplished and perform everything from blues, funk, rock, soul, and pop covers, to jazz standards as well as originals. They can be seen most regularly at Lucille’s at BB Kings. Nikki Armstrong & Whole Lotta Blues have been the featured opening act for The Commitments, Joan Osborne, Dave Mason, Hubert Sumlin, Parliament Funkadelic, to name a few.

"The blues as Nikki sings them come mixed with jazz, pop, and folk rock, with a warm, rich contralto voice that she colors over a wide spectrum from intimate growls and passionate whispers to long haunting ballad lines, and a sparkling sense of fun!” – - Michael Lydon (Founding Editor Rolling Stone Magazine and Author, Ray Charles: Man and Music )

"Powerful/from the bottom of soul-filled song well with a serpents unpredictability, Nikki can sink her teeth into the skin of any style of song and make you want to get bit again." - Mister G, DJ 91.7FM WHUS Storrs, CT

"When I saw The Commitments earlier this year at BB King’s, the opening act was a band called Nikki Armstrong & Whole Lotta Blues, a dynamite little redhead with a great, big voice and a ton of stage presence (and great hair and great legs to boot) and her band is the poo - extremely tight, great groove." - From a fan

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In case you are wondering about the great photos on this page, most were taken by my friend Mike Wartell. Mike is a professional photographer who specializes in photographs of entertainers & live events. He is a member here and can be contacted through this site. Click: Mike Wartell.

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At 2:11pm on February 22, 2011, Steve Lucas said…
Hey Nikki, what's what ?
At 11:23am on February 14, 2011, Hunter Hayes said…

NIKKI THANK YOU for listening to my soul . it's important to us Artists that we be heard 

understood and remembered for something Valid before we leave this Earthly plane !

I Have no problem sending YOU a couple of copies with the video. You have my permission to do whatever seems good and prosperous for my music. I really respect and love your gift and artistry, I feel something good is trying to happen.here's my personal 

e-mail : hunterhayesnj@gmail.com  cell phone ; 973-818-6942 / Home 973-256-1183

give me your mailing address I'll send you some good stuff . and yes lets write something together...........yours truly Love Hunter

At 6:12am on February 13, 2011, Hunter Hayes said…

 

 

 

 

It's 6;am sunday morningand I'm listening to all my MAKIN MUSIC NETWORK 

family and right now It's NIKKI that I'm hearing , boy does she sound great., I'm gonna listen every single damn song !!!!  and watch every Video ., Then I'm going to the rest of the Family and give a listen and a watch . ....I love You NIKKI 

    peace and God Bless and you're right ........ LOVE CAN'T LIVE ALONE"

 

HUNTER 

 

 

 

 

At 3:00pm on February 10, 2011, Leon P. "Sealey2k" Sealey said…
You're an "all-inclusive" ! You got the looks, the voice, the moves and it looks like musicians are lining up to perform with you. Got my camera in one hand and my saxophone in the other!
At 2:13am on January 19, 2011, Eugenia said…

Hi Nikki!  Greetings from Russia!

From our blues jam!

Nice to listen to your  sound!!!

At 9:24am on December 15, 2010, Mel Davis said…

I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, WHAT SWEET LADY.WE WILL DO SOME MORE WORK TOGETHER I HOPE.& SESSIONS SMART THINKING.

At 11:35pm on October 24, 2010, MIKE GRIOT said…
hi nikki!

At 4:01pm on October 13, 2010, M. David said…
Love this show. Gotta work on getting Jeff Pevar, Jonny Rosch and Bette Sussman to do it. Maybe some talent from Madison. Peace and safe travels. M.D.
At 12:03pm on September 28, 2010, Jose Edson de Oliveira Jr. said…
Nikki, quanto mais conheço seu trabalho me torno mais fã de você... Parabéns pelo show de ontem e hoje. Que dê tudo certo, e você além de talentosa e linda merece todo sucesso pelo trabalho realizado junto com sua banda. Bye!!!
At 3:40pm on September 22, 2010, A.Boz said…
Hi Nikki,

Thank you for the friend request. I love your work.

Boz

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