Born in Newcastle, Australia, bassist NICKI PARROTT moved to New York to study with Rufus Reid. Soon she began performing on Monday nights at the Iridium Jazz Club with the legendary guitarist and inventor, Les Paul. As part of the Les Paul Trio, she worked side-by-side with guitar greats from Paul McCartney, Slash, Steve Miller to fellow Aussie, Tommy Emmanuel. Since then she has performed with such notable musicians as Michel Legrand, Joe Wilder, Randy Brecker, Clark Terry, Jose Feliciano, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Dick Hyman, Patti Labelle & the New York Pops Orchestra, Harry Allen, Warren Vaché, Marlena Shaw, David Krakauer, Ken Peplowski, Ann Hampton Callaway, Bill Mays, Scott Hamilton, Lillian Boutte, Larry Carlton and Houston Person, to name a few. Parrott also received back to back honors for Swing Journal's Best Jazz Vocal Album, Moon River and Fly Me to The Moon, respectively. In 2010 her album Black Coffee received Swing Journal's Gold Disc award and, in 2012, she headlined the Fujitsu Concorde Jazz festival after the release of her eighth album from Venus Records, Sakura Sakura. Parrott has also performed in several Broadway shows such as Avenue Q, Imaginary Friends, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and more, and has made several television and documentary appearances including Gossip Girl, Chasing Sound and Thank You Les, which recently debuted on PBS.