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  • Arianna Neikrug (2018)

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    Singer-songwriter Arianna Neikrug was born and raised in Los Angeles, and now makes New York City her home base.

    2015 was a big year for Arianna: she graduated from the Frost School at the University of Miami with a bachelor of music degree in Studio Music and Jazz Vocal Performance; she took home some awards from the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival; and she won the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition (the "Sassy" Awards), impressing judges such as Cyrille Aimée, Christian McBride, and Dianne Reeves.

    Arianna has been on stage at some of the hottest clubs around, including SFJAZZ's Joe Henderson lab, where, by coincidence, she appeared on the evening of her desert island show.

    By further coincidence, Arianna's debut album, "Changes" on Concord Records was released that same day. On it, she's accompanied by pianist, arranger, producer and Grammy-winner Laurence Hobgood, who knows a thing or two about singers!
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Sarah Vaughan The Divine One Jump for Joy Roulette
    # 2 Lionel Richie 20th Century Masters All Night Long Motown
    # 3 Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderley Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley Save Your Love for Me Capitol
    # 4 Roy Hargrove Earfood I'm Not So Sure EmArcy
    # 5 Carmen McRae I'll Be Seeing You Exactly Like You GRP
    # 6 Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life Knocks Me Off My Feet Tamla
    # 7 Stan Getz Best of Two Worlds Aguas de Março Columbia
    # 8 Eva Cassidy Eva by Heart Wade in the Water Blix
    # 9 Simon and Garfunkel Bridge over Troubled Water Bridge over Troubled Water Columbia
    # 10 Joni Mitchell Blue California Reprise
             
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