Born and raised in Minnesota, Harms has relocated to New York City, where she made her jazz club debut in 2010 in the Village’s The Bar Next Door. She appears frequently at such leading venues as Birdland, Kitano, Zinc Bar, Smalls Jazz Club, Cornelia St. Cafe, Rockwood Music Hall, Vivaldi’s, The Lamb’s Club and many others. She performed at the 2010 Sortland Jazz Festival in Norway, and has toured Italy annually during 2011, 2012, and 2013. She appears on trombone legend Wycliffe Gordon’s CD “Hello Pops” in two duets, performed in a series of shows with Gordon at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola in 2011 and in concerts in Toulouse, France. In 2012, Nancy recorded the CD “Finger-Songwriter” as part of the Jeremy Siskiind Trio, with whom she frequently tours. Nancy was a regularly featured contributor to the 65-part public radio series “Certain Standards” in 2010-11.
Her new CD, Dreams In Apartments, features Aaron Parks (piano), John Hart (guitar), Danton Boller (bass), RJ Miller (drums), and a special guest appearance by Wycliffe Gordon (trombone).
Check out her recent mention in The Star Tribune’s “The Five Spot.” Click Here
Also, check out this wonderful article on MPR’s blog, “Nancy Harms brings emotion, New York stories to Dakota Jazz Club”
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“Now, with her new release, Dreams in Apartments, Harms takes another leap, this one farther into the realm where voice and imagination come together to define the highest art of jazz singing”. – Andrea Canter, JAZZ POLICE
“Nancy brings a solid sense of swing and a balance of groove and storytelling to the stage through such standard vehicles as Gershwin and Ellington.” Andrea Canter, JazzPolice
“I like her voice very much, her tone and how she forms words, and her strong sense of timing; she doesn’t sound like anyone else I have heard. I think someday she’ll sing and no one will talk–everyone will listen.” Pamela Espeland