Nancy Goudinaki

Nancy Goudinaki: Greek Classical Guitarist and Jazz Vocalist 

At the age of 8 years old, Nancy knew she wanted to pursue music, and learned how to play the classical guitar.  Nine years later, she continued her studies with master classical guitarist, Costas Cotsiolis, and received her degree and diploma with honors in classical guitar. Her career as a vocalist began when Lakis Tzimkas, an accomplished Greek bassist, discovered her tantalizingly unique voice and chose her as a feature vocalist in his new band. While in Greece, Nancy performed as a vocalist in various jazz venues, restaurants, hotels and private functions, both in Athens and in her hometown, Thessaloniki.After receiving her B.A. in Music/Fine Arts in 2007 from Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece, Nancy moved to New York City to pursue her career as a guitarist, jazz vocalist and composer.Her debut album entitled, “I Wanna Be Your Star” with pianist Orrin Evans, bassist Dwayne Burno, saxophonist JD Allen, and drummer Rudy Royston, featuring special guests, vocalist Miles Griffith, bassist Richie Goods and percussionist Daniel Sadownick, was released on January 6, 2014. Record arrangements by Orrin Evans spice up this album produced by Richie Goods. Nancy currently performs with her trio in the New York City and Philadelphia area.  She has performed at the legendary Birdland and The Zinc Bar. She also teaches classical guitar with the EzraGuitar Conservatory and voice throughout NYC. www.jazzynancyg.com

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