Now it can be told:
Nicole has been a featured guest on “The New Jazz Thing” with Vince Outlaw (San Diego Jazz 88.3 FM). She has performed at the Savannah Music Festival in "American Traditions", ensemble shows at the Hollywood Palladium and Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and solo shows at multiple venues throughout the United States, including the Metropolitan Room in New York.
Her 2005 CD, “Just Like Heaven”, was arranged by Grammy-winner Bill Cunliffe. Her 2009 follow-up, “The Heart of the Matter”, was arranged by Eli Brueggemann (musical director; SNL). Her version of the title track by Don Henley charted at number 5 on amazon.com upon release. Nicole's voice on Ava Maria, and her track "Lies For Christmas" is featured in "The Co-exist Comedy Tour" a feature documentary by the late filmmaker, Larry Brand. The track was performed by the Cement River Band, which included Geoff Brown, Michael and Cynthia Perry, and featured Nick Roth on lead vocals.
In 2012, Nicole released a new EP of original material inspired by Tin Pan Alley composers, “The Original Standards Project,” with jazz all-stars Dan Lutz, Ray Brinker (Tierney Sutton band), and John Boswell. In 2014, she had the honor of having her original song, "Planned For Love", demoed on Sugar Joans (The Voice).
Her 2016 folk-pop CD, "Poison Tide" features original songs performed with some of the finest musicians and songwriters in California and Scandinavia. (co-writer on "When Snow Falls on Salinas" Maria Blom; co-writer on "Three Roses" Kristina Jacobsen)
A 2020 EP of Nicole's originals, "Dream on a String" was produced and recorded by Kevin Fisher, an award-winning songwriter and phenomenal artist. The tracks were created for the music licensing market, but the pandemic had other plans. ("Let's Start Christmas" & "Dream on a String" co-written by Basher Lerma)
For several years, Nicole performed with Dan Frechette and Rick Chelew in an original show about the love affair between Bob Dylan and Joan Baez. (Kiki Wow Presents)