Luca Filastro All Stars • Friday night
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Music is . . . “Passion spontaneously personified, thus inspired by and inspiring others

Nicolle Rochelle started acting, singing, and dancing professionally at the age of 7 years old.  She began her career in a TV series called Shining Time Station alongside Ringo Starr and went on to be a series regular on The Babysitters Club and guest star on many other series including The Cosby Show, Clarissa Explains it All, NYPD Blue, SVU : Special Victims Unit, and The Chappelle Show, in addition to working on many different films, théâtre and musical theatre productions on and off Broadway, such as Fame on 42nd Street.

In 2006, she arrived in France to star as Josephine Baker in a musical theatre production created by well-known French director Jérôme Savary. After starring in the 4-year international tour playing in more than 10 countries and in 3 different languages, Nicolle continued her career in Europe, joining French pop electro-swing band “Ginkgoa” (www.ginkgoa.com) and performing with different orchestras such as Laurent Mignard’s Duke Orchestra, The Harlem Drivers, The Hot Antic Band, The Funk Orchestra in Austria, The Yerba Buena Big Band in Switzerland, The Barcelona Big Band and The Jove Big Band de Girona in Spain, The Archie Shepp Big Blues Band and The Hot Sugar Band.

She can also be seen performing as an invited guest with Boogie Woogie piano stars Christoph Steinbach, Richie Loidl, Jean-Paul Amouroux, Balázs Daniel, and Julien Brunetaud, with whom she has started her own jazz, blues, boogie, soul band called «Nikki & Jules.»

In addition to singing, Nicolle continues to act as well as study, practice, and perform a multitude of dance styles including ballet, modern, contemporary, samba, reggaeton, hip hop, house, and lindy hop. Her newest project called «Modern GEAIsha» is a hip-hop pop fusion with feminist / humanist tendencies that express her eclectic artivist spirit inspired by the endurance and excellence of the Japanese «Geisha» / «artist». Stay tuned for the next single!