Nicki Richards
Professional Vocalist and Faculty at The New School University

Nicki Richards is an A-list touring, recording and performing vocalist. She has recorded and/or performed with top artists such as Madonna, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, Rob Thomas, Chaka Khan, Brandon Victor Dixon, Jimmy Cliff, Chris Botti, Ray LaMontagne, Sara Bareilles, Chromeo, The Goo Goo Dolls, Florence + The Machine (to name a few). She is also an artist, producer and arranger with several albums under her belt. Richards’s work spans genres and languages in pop, dance, jazz, rock; the list goes on and on.

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