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Carmen Nikol

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Born: November 21, 1975    Primary Instrument: Vocalist

JAZZ VOCALIST PIONEER “...Carmen Nikol’s done nothing less than invent Spanish vocalese”

CARMEN NIKOL is already considered by critics to be a jazz singer of innovative status. Nikol, known for being the creator of vocalese (the art of putting lyrics to established instrumental music) in the Spanish language, “...could have fallen back on the typical melodies of the day, but instead has opted for the discipline of jazz, she’s taken melodies that were based on improvisation, and has added lyrics to these more or less known instrumental solos. Carmen Nikol’s done nothing less than invent Spanish vocalese” (Juanma Játiva author of the book “Billie Holiday”). Jorge Garc-a, author of the book “El y Ella Los Mejores Voces del Jazz” (Men and Women, The Best Voices In Jazz), proclaims that “....Without predecessors she has literally taken up the difficult challenge of inventing a new idiom: vocalese in Spanish.”...
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