She is Nico. Nicolette Joscelyn Zulli is a singer, songwriter and fledgling producer. At 19 years old, she is gifted with a unique and powerful vocal talent possessing a range that exudes star quality. “I remember singing Christmas songs when I was two years old on our family’s fireplace hearth in plastic high heeled shoes. I made sure I captivated my family audience by improving lyrics and adding bluesy riffs and ad-libs to the melodies.” Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Nico grew up and lives in Houston, Texas. Her parents hail from the great City of New Orleans where she has spent lots of time exploring the musical haunts and talents of the Big Easy. Nico grew up listening to the voices of Eva Cassidy, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Linda Eder, Diana Ross, Janet Jackson, Aaron Neville, Harry Connick, Jr., Vivian Green, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson and Luther Vandross, whose musical talents greatly influence her eclectic vocal style. Nico is a graduate of Houston Christian High School, a private college preparatory school, where she was an honor student and secretary of the National Honor Society, President of Water for Life, a campus-wide charitable outreach program, and a member of the girls’ varsity volleyball team. Nico has performed in public since the early age of 7 years old when she sang the Star Spangled Banner at a Houston Hot Shots Professional Soccer Game at the Houston Astro Arena (Reliant Arena) and received a standing ovation from thousands of roaring fans. Her name in lights flashed across the scoreboard, and a star was born! She is a paid performer at local Houston restaurants that feature dinner jazz music, corporate functions, charity functions, private parties, churches and schools. She is a first soprano in Unity Church’s popular and recorded Unity Ensemble. Nicolette was the President of Houston Christian High School’s 125 member Concert Choir, a senior member of the school’s coveted Show Choir, a choreographer for multiple choir ensembles, a member of the special performance group Chamber Singers and was the leader of the Choir’s performance Girls’ Quartet. She has earned many awards and accolades as a performer and leader in these groups. Nico continues to take professional vocal lessons, as she has since she was 4 years old, before she could read or write. She currently trains with Eric Bruner, who has worked with the likes of renowned industry professional Seth Riggs, at Sing with Power Vocal Studios. She has also completed courses in vocal pedagogy, guitar and theory, and music theory classes at her high school. She has worked with several local producers, including the Grammy award-winning producer of Beyonce’s “Dangerously in Love”, Errol “E-Poppi” McCalla. She is currently working with one of Houston’s hottest producers, Tahl Cole of Stay Focused Entertainment, and looks forward to continuing her trek in the world of music with a career in the industry. She attended Belmont University as an Entertainment Industry Studies major for the Fall 2010 Semester and is currently a full-time student at Baylor University.