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Nika Rejto, acclaimed as one of the nation's finest jazz flutists, has graced the stage and stunned audiences with her “rich tone and technique that never descends into gimmickry” for the last 30 years (Leonard Feather). As a soloist, she has performed with many jazz greats, including Red Holloway, Hubert Laws, Lanny Morgan, Frank Wess, Jeremy Steig, Freddie Hubbard, Chick Corea, Benny Carter, Airto and Flora Purim, George Cables, Billy Higgins, Buddy Collette, and Horace Silver, to name a few. Downbeat Magazine wrote “... her solo brought the house down!” [referring to her guest appearance with Hubert Laws at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles.] Besides leading her own jazz band as both flutist and vocalist, she also performs with various orchestras and ensemble groups.

Nika Rejto released her first album, Naked Emotions, on her own label, Unika Records, showcasing her multi- faceted talents as composer, arranger, and producer. Leonard Feather's liner notes set in motion her climb up the ladder as one of the best flutists to hit the scene. “Rejto's flute is rich in long, affirmative phrases decorated by all manners of trills, tremolos, growls and other effects that never descend into gimmickry...Rejto, who was once introduced as a guest soloist with Hubert Laws at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, sounded like a good bet for records with this diversified display of her well honed talents.”

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Album Going My Way by Zeena Quinn

Going My Way

Self Produced

Album Little Wizdoms by Nika Rejto

Little Wizdoms

UNika Records


Teazing Socrates

UNika Records

Album Midnite Kiss by Nika Rejto

Midnite Kiss

UNika Records

Album Midnight Kiss by Nika Rejto

Midnight Kiss

UNika Records


Naked Emotions

Unknown label




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