East of the Sun by Brooks Bowman – Nicki Parrott & Rossano Sportiello at Shanghai Jazz (Madison, NJ)

Nicki Parrott is a world-class double bassist and singer/songwriter. In her work with artists from around the globe she has brought a signature sound to every bass part she has played. She performs regularly at the world’s best Jazz Festivals and can be seen Mondays at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City with the legendary guitarist and inventor, Les Paul. Since June of 2000, this union has been an ideal showcase for her musical abilities, flair for improv, and gift for entertaining a crowd. An accomplished stride pianist, Rossano Sportiello grew up listening to Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller and Ralph Sutton, whom he met shortly before the elder’s death. However, his pianistic style also pays homage to the swing and bebop eras.

Nicki Parrott – Bass, Vocals
Rossano Sportiello – Piano


SHANGHAI JAZZ (Madison, New Jersey, USA)
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Shanghai Jazz opened in October 1995 and has been named “One of the Top 100 Great Jazz Clubs in the World.” We have earned rave reviews for our food, service and ambience from the New York Times, Star Ledger, Zagat Survey and Inside New Jersey. Our philosophy is warm hospitality, gourmet Asian cuisine inspired by the seasons, a well-focused wine list and a full bar with almost a dozen beers on tap, including our own micro-brew Shanghai Jazz Ale. And of course exceptional value. We are proud to present world class artists 6 nights a week with no music charge except for special events.

Owners Martha Chang and David Niu returned to Martha’s hometown of Madison, New Jersey after traveling, working and studying in Asia with the aid of a Fulbright fellowship. Inspired by Shanghai in the 1920s and 30s, when it was known as the “Paris of the Orient,” we have sought to create a jazz club infused with “Jazz and Joy.”

At Shanghai Jazz, we are delighted and honored to share our love of Great American jazz, regional Asian specialties and fine wine with you. Whether you enjoy dim sum and cocktails in our Long Oak Bar, an intimate dinner with family and friends, or a unique social or corporate gathering, we look forward to welcoming you to our home.

Gene Guerrero / gene@smartbizwebmedia.com
+ Piano Microphones: Rode NT1-A (Pair)
+ Vocal Microphone: Rode M1-S
+ Audio Recorder: Zoom R24 Digital Multitrack

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  1. Sooooooooo  Pretty……………….. I feel like Rosanno….hahha

  2. Обожаю! Великолепное исполнение! Браво!

  3. I wish that we could live up in the sky
    Where we could find a place away up high
    Live among the stars, the sun, the moon
    Just you and I

    East of the sun and west of the moon
    We'll build a dream house of love dear
    Near to the sun in the day
    Near to the moon at night

    We'll live in a lovely way dear
    Living our love and pale moonlight
    Just you and I, forever and a day
    Love will not die, we'll keep it that way

    Up among the stars we'll find
    A harmony of life to a lovely tune
    East of the sun and west of the moon, dear
    East of the sun and west of the moon

  4. And now to pay Homage to Mr SUPREME Rossano on the piano!!! Yep, now my life is complete!!! FANTASTICO!!!

  5. WOW! I'm getting the sounds of Blossom Dearie on these vocals Ms Nicki; AWESOME, mellow smooth soft elegant swinging! I'm dancing in the kitchen!!!

  6. Great to see the lovely and talented Nicki Parrott performing at the Shanghai, wish I could get there

  7. Love the image switch @:57 looks like she's switched from LH to RH. Natural !

  8. WOW
    Sheer brilliance from Nikki & Rosanno.
    Amazing sounds & so,so good.
    From a 72yo Aussie fan.
    Once again Nikki please come to Australia,especially Melbourne—everyone would love you & your music.