NIKA REJTO

RESUME

Nika Rejto

Flutes, vocals, piano, composing, teaching, performing

RECORDING CREDITS:

Amsterdam – Produced by Dwight Stone, 2015, Dwight Stone originals; piano and flute
Little Wizdoms – Produced by Nika Rejto, 2012, Original vocals and flute
Teazing Socrates - Produced by Nika Rejto and Michael Cogan, 2006, Originals & Jazz Standards
Midnite Kiss - Produced by Nika Rejto and Michael Cogan, 2002 Originals & Jazz Standards                                                     
Liquid Love - Produced by Nika Rejto, 1999 Originals & Jazz Standards, featuring Taylor Eigsti
Bridge Weaver - Produced by Herb Wong, 1998 Originals & Jazz standards, featuring Dmitri Matheny
Naked Emotions - Produced by Nika Rejto, 1984, Original compositions, liner notes by Leonard Feather

AS GUEST SOLOIST on CDs MVOIES, TV, & COMMERCIALS:

Invitation – Vivian Perry
Voices in the Rain - Joe Sample
Ba'hai - Seals and Croft                                   
Autumn Leaves - Gene Russell
Street Angels - St. Luther
Mov'in On - Rene Geyer
The Little Mouse that Roared - Billy Barty
River Romance - Martha Blackard
Live at Anna’s Jazz Island – Vicki Burns
Songs of Hope and Healing - Trinity Choir & Friends
Soundtrack for TV's "Matt Houston" Music by Nelson Riddle
Soundtrack for TV movie "Charlie's Balloon"
Hallmark Cards, commercial, "Valentine’s Day" Music by Nelson Riddle
"Aliar perfume" commercial, Jingle composed by Nika Rejto
"Red Lite" commercial

PERFORMANCE CREDITS:


​Hubert Laws, Red Holloway, Lanny Morgan, Mary Stallings, Denise Perrier, Frank Wess, Jeremy Steig, Freddie Hubbard, Richie Cole, Charles McPherson, Dmitri Matheny, Horace Silver, Rickey Woodard, Billy Childs, Virginia Mayhew, Ray Pizzi, Airto & Flora Purim, George Cables, Billy Higgins, Benny Powell, Teddy Edwards, Eddie Harris, Buddy Collette, Phillip Catherine, Alfredo Moran, Jorge Duran, Mayuto, Lorez Alexandria, Benny Carter, Jimmy Smith, John Wood, Lenny Breau, Judy Roberts, Rebecca Parris, Bobby Hutcherson, Paul Broadnax, Taylor Eigsti, Willie Pickins, Maraca.

Featured soloist with Artoosh Harytoonian, Persian Pop Music
                                                                                
EDUCATIONAL TRAINING:

Bachelor of Arts, Humanities/Music - Drama and Music, May 1990 - University of Southern California
Flute teachers include: Louise DiTullio, James Walker, Bernie Atkinson,Tom Lee                                                         
Berklee College of Music, Boston, 1975
Dick Grove School of Music, Los Angeles 1977-1979
Student of shakuhachi, saxophone, clarinet, voice, piano
Dance - Modern Dance with Saida Gerard (17 years) including performances at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
Mime - Studied with Etienne Decroux, Paris, France 1973-74, Ella Marceau & Anne Jankovic
Performed in various local theatre groups both as actress and as musician

SPECIAL INTERESTS

Founder of Unika Records
Unika Music/BMI
Artist, chef, writer

SAMPLING OF APPEARANCES:
​San Francisco International Flute Festival 11-2-2014                                                                                                               T
oured Asturias, Spain, Sept. 2014, featured artist with Alfredo Moran
KPFA 3-1-14, live Radio Show, BAJABA SHOWCASE
Award Ceremony, Sept. 23, 2013, Metropolitan Room NYC
KCSM 11-16-12, Desert Island Jazz with Alisa Clancy
KKUP 10-2-12 interview with Afrikahn Jahmal Dayvs
San Francisco International Flute Festival 10-10-10
YOSHI’S May 5, 2010
YOSHI'S August 28, 2006
Anna's Jazz Island Feb. 25, 2006
Anna's Jazz Island August 26, 2005
YOSHI'S Dec. 1, 2003
Hubert Laws' Lifetime Achievement Award, Aug. 9, 2003
​                                                                                                         KKUP, July 29, 2003, with Afrikahn Jahmal Dayvs                                                                                                                     -KCSM, I'm Talking Jazz 2003   
Vallejo Jazz Festival, August 24, 2002  
KCSM, June 12, 2002, CD FEATURE Midnite Kiss
KCSM, 2001, with Melanie Berzon
BACH DANCING AND DYNAMITE SOCIETY, 2001
ART AND CLAY FESTIVAL, Palo Alto, CA 2001
PACIFICA JAZZ and ART FESTIVAL, May 19, 2001
YOSHI'S, May 29, 2000
KPFA, 2000, with Doug Edwards
KCSM, 2000, with Clifford Brown, Jr.
KKUP, 2000, with Afrikahn Jahmal Dayvs
KPOO, 2000, with Anika
KCSM, March 27, 2000 CD FEATURE, Liquid Love
KKUP, 1999, interview with Afrikahn Jahmal Dayvs
San Carlos Art and Wine Festival Oct. 9, 1999
KCSM Oct. 4, 1999, interview with Chris Cortez
Mt. Winery, Sept. 12, 1999, Al Jarreau & Taylor Eigsti
KUSP August 23, 1999, Santa Cruz                 
KSJS, August 18, 1999, interview for Liquid Love
San Jose Jazz Festival, 1999, with Taylor Eigsti All stars
KKUP Live Radio Performance, July 25, 1999
San Jose Mercury News and NPR Stations        
 - Featured Artist - Jazz Perspectives
KCSM March 8, 1999, interview with Dick Conti
Jazz Nights at City Center Plaza Jazz, July 30, 1999
Jazz at Chardonnay, 1999, Soquel, CA, Featured Artist
KRML, March 1999
Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society, Guest artist with Red Holloway
Summer Jazz 12: 1998, Featured Artist, Stanford, CA,
Jazz at Chardonnay, 1998, Guest Artist with Mary Stallings
San Jose Jazz Festival, 1997, Guest Artist
Summer Jazz 11: 1997, Guest Artist with Virginia Mayhew
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Concert, 1996, Tribute to Duke Ellington, Special "Guest Artist", with Charles McPherson
Guest Artist with Buddy Collette, 1996, Los Angeles
San Jose Art Museum, 1994, Poetry to Music
KUSC, 1988, Memorial Concert for Gabor Rejto
"LA LA, Making it in L.A." - A documentary film about Performers in Los Angeles
KFAC, July 1984 Luncheon at the Music Center
KCRW, 1981, Morning Becomes Eclectic, Tom Schnabble
Hubert Laws, Featured Artist, Laguna Jazz Festival, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ambassador Auditorium
Joe Franklin TV Show, New York City, 1979
Dinah Shore Show – 1959