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Petra van Nuis

Petra van Nuis is a fresh voice on the Chicago jazz scene. Inspired by such greats as Peggy Lee, Chris Connor, Shirley Horn, Chet Baker, Billie Holiday, and Julie London (just to name a few!), she opts for a straightforward swinging delivery with an emphasis on feeling. Relying only on the deep belief in the music she sings, her approach is simple and without affectation. Her warm intimate sound has just a touch of breathiness. Petra is a true romantic and the timeless music of the Great American Songbook is what inspires her creatively. She enjoys unearthing obscure songs and her extensive repertoire is both impressive and unique. While steeped in tradition, Petra expresses her originality in the best sense of the word, by being true to herself. This sincerity is felt by audiences and musicians alike. Petra is a musicians' singer who would rather focus on the music than on the spotlight. Wherever she sings, Petra connects with people.

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Albums

Live In Chicago
Live In Chicago
Self Produced
2012
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Far Away Places
Far Away Places
Self Produced
2009
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