NIU Music Alumna Continues Making Headlines
Readers of this blog will remember a recent post about Nicole Mitchell, who received the "Jazz Flutist of the Year" Award from the Jazz Journalists Association.
Now, Nicole has been featured in the Chicago Tribune as the "star" of the upcoming Chicago Jazz Festival.
Tribune jazz critic Howard Reich has written an extensive and, frankly, glowing article about Nicole, her life, and her upcoming performances at the Chicago Jazz Festival. About Nicole, Reich says "Mitchell's ferocious determination, combined with the virtuosity and sensuousness of her playing, has made her one of the most talked-about flutists in jazz...."