Modern Geaisha Features Nicolle Rochelle And Phillip Schröter
About Nicolle Rochelle
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Nicolle Rochelle began acting, singing, and dancing professionally at the age of 7 years old. She earned her first big role on the TV series called Shining Time Station alongside Ringo Starr and went on to be a series regular and guest star on many other
television shows including The Babysitters Club, The Cosby Show, Here and Now, Clarissa Explains it All, NYPD Blue, Third Watch, Law and Order, SVU : Special Victims Unit, The Chappelle Show: The Lost Episodes, Summertime Switch, and The Vernon
Johns Story starring James Earl Jones.
She was awarded a principal role in many different films, theatre and musical theatre productions on and off Broadway, such as
Tales from The Darkside: The Movie, Someone Like You, Adrift in Manhattan, Shakespeare in the Park’s Henvy 5 with Liev Schrieber, Limonade Tous Les Jours with Alan Alda, and Fame on 42nd Street at the Little Shubert Theatre.
In 2006, she arrived in France to star as Josephine Baker in the musical theatre production «Looking For Josephine» created by well-known French director Jérôme Savary. After starring in the 4-year international tour in 3 different languages and
playing in more than 10 countries, Nicolle has continued her career in Europe by joining French pop electro-swing group “Ginkgoa” and singing with different orchestras such as Laurent Mignard’s Duke Orchestra, The Fantastic Harlem Drivers,
The Hot Antic Band, The Hot Sugar Band, The Archie Shepp Big Blues Band, The Funk Orchestra in Austria, The Barcelona Jazz Orchestra and The Jove Big Band de Girona in Spain, and The Yerba Buena Creole Rice Jazz Band in Switzerland where she sang
and performed the role of Billie Holiday for a special theatrical concert production.
She can also be seen performing around the world in places such as Argentina, Portugal, Hungary, Romania, Ukraine, Russia, and Finland as an invited guest with big bands or well-known boogie woogie and blues pianists including Christoph Steinbach,
Richie Loidl, Jean-Paul Amouroux, Balázs Daniel, and Julien Brunetaud, with whom she has a blues, jazz, and soul band called : Nikki & Jules.
Nicolle’s passion for the arts extends equally to dance as she continues to study, practice, and perform a multitude of dance styles including ballet, modern, contemporary, samba, reggaeton, hip hop, house, jazz roots, and lindy hop. On occasion, she will teach classes and workshops in the style of Authentic Jazz Roots dance, Electro-Swing dance, vocal technique, and drama.
With over 30 years experience as a performer in various domains, Nicolle has most recently been invited as an American arts education expert and performer by the US Embassy in Hungary, and the French Embassy in China and Saudi Arabia. With her newest musical project «MODERN GEAISHA» she will be exploring themes of humanism, feminism and the ever artistic language of self with a Hip Hop Jazzy Pop Fusion style as well as offering workshops and talk-backs in combination with these concerts around the world.
About Phillip Schröter
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This jazzsinger, vocal artist/beatboxer, keyboard player, and loop station specialist was born in Salzburg, Austria and began studying classical piano at the age of 6. Very early on, he was picked to be a soloist for the Salzburg Festival of Classical Music and started to sing in choirs such as Wiener Singverein/Klangscala etc.
From the age of 13, he began to add jazz and pop music to his piano playing repertoire and shortly after, started taking jazz and pop vocal lessons with Irene Kaltenböck. From 2010-2014, Phillip studied “Jazz and Pop Singing” with Ines Dominik-Reiger, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree at the Music and Art Privat University of the City of Vienna and in 2016, he graduated with a Master of Arts Education degree with distinction.
In addition to his degrees, Phillip has gained years of live performance experience in many projects such as Urban Sonic tour
band of Conchita (Live 2016), the Funk Orchestra soul band, acapella bands such as Aspiro, Men Only, Flosbros, and his soloproject “Flabous” as well as his work with reknowned Austrian music artists Marianne-Mendt and Hubert von Goisern.
Focusing on all of the possible sounds made by the human voice, including beatboxing, overtones, throat-singing, acapella music, etc., Phillip has a thorough knowledge of the vocal instrument and often leads workshops in vocal technique in one or several of these areas.
Phillip is a winner of the Marianne Mendt Youngsters Support Award and a winner of the Fidelio Wettbewerb Award in 2013 and 2014. Since 2017, he is artistic leader, singer, beatboxer and arranger of the A Capella-Band “das wird super” (Gold Diploma at Vokal Total Graz 2017), of the A Capella-Band “Off-beat” (first prize at Voicemania 2017-Casting) and currently performing and
arranging for his latest collaboration called Modern Geaisha, a concert concept conceived by international singer Nicolle Rochelle.