Friday, October 1, 2010

Nikki Jean LIVE in Pittsburgh

The beautifully talented Nikki Jean concluded her Living Room Tour in a city she once called home. In the mid-late '90s, Nikki's musical coming-of-age took place in Pittsburgh, PA. A graduate of Perry High School, Nikki was an original member of the Pittsburgh super-group, Jive Family. Other well known members of the Jive Family include "The Joker" Gene-Jive Stovall, Chenits (aka Tomorrow aka Chen Lo, also of Hi-Low Productions and Liberation), trombonist Reggie Watkins, Interval Monday keyboardist Howie Alexander, guitarist Justin Portis, hip-hop/soul producer Shade Cobain, and MC/Rhyme Calisthenics co-founder Thelonious Stretch.

Nikki put on an incredible show, performing collaborations with Carole King, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, Burt Bacharach, Bobby Braddock, and Jimmy Webb. I urge anyone and everyone who enjoys great musical talent to support her. Take some time to watch the videos and listen to her recordings. And put the pressure on your local promoters to bring Nikki to your city!

Written with Carole King

"Mercy of Love"
Written with Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil

"Pennies In A Jar"
Written with Burt Bacharach

Written with Bobby Braddock

Written with Jimmy Webb

Written with Luigi Creatore

JIVE FAMILY (Gene Stovall & Nikki Jean, vocals; Justin Portis, guitar)

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