The second release on Persephone Records, titled My Name Is Nicole Willis by Nicole Willis & UMO Jazz Orchestra has been set for a release on September 29, 2017. The album will be in digital, CD and LP format and distributed by Kudos Records.
Nicole Willis, known for her collaborations with The Soul Investigators & Jimi Tenor produces an album including some of the tracks she composed with the former as well as originals specifically for a fresh collaboration with UMO Jazz Orchestra. Jimi Tenor, who is a multi-faceted artist, has penned all arrangements for the big band and their talented rhythm section. Pete Toikkanen who is a mega-talent guitarist from The Soul Investigators, along with the two, composed those original tracks that highlight their alternative influences. Indie deity & personal hero of Ms Willis, Ian Svenonius introduces Ms Willis on the first track and wraps up the LP with a final plea.
Listen to samples from the forthcoming album.