The Maritime Performance Series presents the Nicole Zuraitis Quartet on Friday, March 16 at the Calvert Marine Museum. Enjoy an evening of enchantment with the seismic talent of inspired vocalist, keyboard player, and songwriter Nicole Zuraitis. Her effervescent presence and dazzling vocals have thrilled audiences throughout Manhattan and across the world. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door and available at Doors open at 6 p.m. with beer and wine for sale.

Nicole is joined by band members Idan Morim (guitar), Dan Pugach (drums), and Alex Busby Smith (bass). She is the 2016 New York City Songwriting Competition Coffee Music Project Winner, 2015 second runner-up in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition and the 2014 Herb Albert ASCAP Young Composer Awards Winner. Nicole is also the People’s Choice and Johnny Mercer Award winner in the National American Traditions Vocal Competition.

While pursuing a career that has spanned jazz, pop and classical, Nicole has collaborated with Cyrille Aimee, Thana Alexa, Dave Stryker, Livingston Taylor, Tom Chapin, Omar Hakim, Melanie Safka, Elise Testone and Bernard Purdie. She’s performed at festivals nationwide and has recorded two albums: 2013’s Pariah Anthem and 2009’s Spread The Word, both releases featuring the cream of New York’s jazz hierarchy.

Nicole’s new recording, Hive Mind (Dot Time Records), chronicles themes close to her heart, including an unflinching love of family and friends delivered with a sincere spirit that finds release in eight intimate original compositions and two covers which span genres. This NYU trained classical vocalist and Connecticut born songwriter swings hard as she brings listeners under her enveloping musical wings. Check out her singles “Long Meadow Vine” (Featuring Cyrille Aimee and Thana Alexa) and “For the Lonely”.

Nicole Zuraitis is a proud faculty member of the Litchfield Jazz Camp. She has taught songwriting and jazz vocal workshops worldwide, including the Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music in India, Israeli Embassy, Australian consulate, and the Berklee College of Music in Boston. She was featured in a video interview by Columbia News Tonight as “New Yorker of the week” for her work with music and shelter animals and hopes to continue giving back by raising awareness for mental health stigmas. For more information, visit


The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors, military with valid I.D. and AAA members, and $4.00 for children ages 5 – 12; children under 5 and museum members are always admitted free.  For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the website or call 410-326-2042. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Google+, Instagram and Pinterest.