Nicole Kubis, a Southern California native, has a rich history of singing with some of the best musicians of our time. At an early age, she began recording on projects with Steve Allen, Jack Sheldon, and Alan and Marilyn Bergman.
Nicole is the lead vocalist of the world-famous Tom Kubis Big Band and has also been a featured artist with the distinguished Long Beach Municipal Band for the past ten years. Besides solo singing, Nicole can frequently be seen singing with her Andrews Sisters-inspired vocal trio, The Swing Kittens. The Swing Kittens have been featured artists with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, under the direction of Rick Gerber, for the past nine years, and have traveled with the band on six international tours. The Swing Kittens have also traveled twice to Japan as featured artists with the Billy Vaughn Orchestra. During their travels, they have had the honor of performing for the Princess and King of Thailand, and most recently, movie legend Steven Spielberg.
Aside from jazz and big band, Nicole sings lead and background vocals for various dance bands and pop/rock acts such as the Darryl Walker Al Jarreau Tribute Show and also local rock band, JD and the RetroRyders. Nicole has done demo work for shows appearing at Tokyo Disney and Tokyo DisneySea and has also done demo work for Rod Stewart.
Nicole teaches at the Huntington Beach High School Academy for the Performing Arts, where she has been the vocal director of the Apple Distinguished popular music program, MMET, for the past twelve years. Nicole has had the opportunity to do vocal workshops and popular music seminars at several colleges and universities and also for the SCSBOA. She teaches private lessons in pop, rock, and jazz vocal styles as well as songwriting and guitar.
"She has pitch, time, soul, diction, and roots in every style she takes on, but remains true to herself in a way that is uniquely her own." - Alex Iles | Principal Trombonist of the Long Beach Symphony
Photo By: Jim Woody Woods
The Swing Kittens - Just Kitten Started 2012
The Swing Kittens - Chasing Winter 2015
The Swing Kittens - "Pokarekare Ana" 2013
The Swing Kittens - "South Rampart Street Parade" 2017
The Swing Cats Big Band - Just Swingin' Around 2008
The Swing Cats Big Band - Swing Cats Swing 2009
The Swing Cats Big Band - These Cats Can Swing! 2013
Rehya Stevens - "Jingle Jangle" on Celebrate 2018
Michael Higgins - Because It's Christmas Time 2014
Tom Kubis Big Band - Live and Unleashed 2013
Brooklyn Menchaca - It's Brooklyn! 2017
Ilya Serov - "C'est Si Bon" on Back in Time 2018
Ilya Serov - "Route 66" on Back in Time 2018
JD and the RetroRyders - 100% Cool 2019
JD and the RetroRyders - "So Far So Good" 2020