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The Maritime Performance Series presents theNicole Zuraitis QuartetonFriday, March 16at 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 atwww.bit.ly//MaritimeConcerts. Doors open at6 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 theSarah VaughanInternational Jazz Vocal Competition and the 2014 Herb Albert ASCAP Young Composer Awards Winner. Nicole is also the People’s Choice andJohnny MercerAward winner in the National American Traditions Vocal Competition.

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

Nicole’s new recording,HiveMind(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” (FeaturingCyrille Aimeeand 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 NewsTonightas “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, visitwww.nicoleZmusic.com.

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Themuseum is open daily from10 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 atwww.calvertmarinemuseum.comor call410-326-2042. Like us onFacebook, follow us onTwitter, Google+, Instagram and Pinterest.