– a dynamic new voice in the world of classic American standards – was the winner of the 2012 Great American Songbook High School Vocal Academy and Competition. The 17 year old native of upstate New York spent a year serving as the Youth Ambassador of the Great American Songbook.
When he made his New York debut at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency onstage with Michael Feinstein and Marilyn Maye earlier this season, The New York Times praised him for “an easy swinging confidence and charm that suggested he could evolve into another Michael Bublé.”
Nick earned a host of rave reviews around the country. He was hailed as “a budding young talent” by LA Weekly, and called “a radiant presence” from Edge Los Angeles, “absolutely breathtaking” by the Carmel Current and “stunning” by the Napa Valley Register.
In addition to opening for Feinstein, Barbara Cook and Marilyn Maye, other performances include the Pasadena Pops with Marvin Hamlisch, Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, The Nugget in Reno, the Cincinnati Pops at Riverbend Music Center, and the Napa Valley Opera House.
Nick also performed at the inaugural induction gala for the Great American Songbook Hall of Fame in June alongside Barry Manilow, Andrea McArdle, Clay Aiken and Lari White. Other recent performances include the Syracuse Opera Company, Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, and CNY Jazz Orchestra. Influenced by Frank Sinatra, Fred Astaire, and Louis Armstrong, he began singing and performing at a young age in the choir and vocal jazz ensemble, in addition to working in theater and dance.
Nick performed with jazz greats Hilary Kole, Eric Comstock, Laurel Masse and others at the York Theater for Hidden Treasures: The Songs of Larry Kerchner to benefit The Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative and The Mabel Mercer Foundation. He was invited to perform the National Anthem at the Indianapolis Colts game in September 2012 and will open for Feinstein at Feinstein’s Loews Regency for his “Gershwin Holiday” show from November 27 to December 22.
In June 2013 he was selected to compete as a finalist in the Noel Coward Cabaret Award in New York CIty.
Ziobro’s debut album – produced by Michael Feinstein and featuring jazz greats Bucky Pizzarelli, Tedd Firth, Jay Leonhart and more – will be released soon.