Nancy Harms performs at The Bar Next Door (129 MacDougal St, between 3rd and 4th Sts) on June 21st at 8:30 pm and 10:30 pm. Her special guests are Paul Bollenback on guitar and Michael O'Brien on bass. More information, please visit The Bar Next Door website: http://lalanternacaffe.com/
Raised the in the small Midwestern town of Clara City, MN, Nancy Harms had no exposure to jazz as a child. Singing in public since the age of 4, it wasn't until attending Concordia College in Moorhead, MN that Harms began to discover jazz, the music which brings out her natural abilities and interpretive skills. After college she taught elementary music in a small Minnesotan town for a few years; discontentment led her to leave her teaching career and move to Minneapolis to explore her passion.
From that point on, Harms immersed herself in the local jazz scenes throughout the state of Minnesota. In November of 2009, she released her first album, In the Indigo, which received high critical acclaim. Previous to In the Indigo, she had recorded an EP in 2007 and has sung backup on other CD and jingle projects and has enjoyed radio airplay on such outlets as KBEM-FM Jazz 88,, The Penthouse in New York, WCCO-AM, Minnesota Public Radio Network, and many smaller stations around the state of Minnesota. Nancy can currently be found on many club and concert stages around the state of Minnesota and in Chicago and is looking forward to expanding her performance venues across the country.
More information about Harms, please visit her website: http://www.nancyharms.com