London’s legendary 606 ClubVörös Niki
“With two fantastic albums and two brilliantly successful gigs at London’s legendary 606 Club behind her, NIKI VÖRÖS is a true jazz singer, the real thing, who is capable of turning any tune into high quality jazz. In my opinion she is the best on the scene at present. She can always be trusted to dream up a refreshingly unusual repertoire. She often performs less known but fantastic gems from the Great American Songbook. On her first album she sang highly original and fresh jazz interpretations of songs by the late Michel Legrand. Her second album is dedicated to the songs of the African-American singer-songwriter-actress and civil rights activist, Abbey Lincoln. Like Abbey Lincoln, Niki is relentlessly honest and when she projects passion, pain, humour or irony it all comes from the heart. She doesn’t fake and doesn’t copy. Niki leads a terrific band of top rank musicians whose loyalty to her through the years speak volumes.” – Peter Pallai – London, 2nd October 2019.
(Peter Pallai produced and presented jazz programmes on the BBC World Service in London for 28 years. Afterwards he broadcast jazz for another 15 years on two Budapest stations. He is a jazz critic of Gramofon magazine, also a programme organiser at the Budapest Jazz Club and is co-author of the only complete history of jazz in Hungarian.)