"From melancholy to feisty with a touch of Marilyn Monroe..."
With her sensual voice, accompanied by a brilliant jazz quartet, Detroit native Nina Bradlin sings of love, desire and other passions.
Nina was born into a musical family: Her mother played the bassoon, the organ and the piano and her brother is a blues bass guitarist. She was influenced by Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins and Linda Ronstadt. Nina’s daughter is the London-based Swiss mezzo soprano Alexandra Meier.
She released her fourth album "Home Again" (2020) with a bombastic concert at Parterre One in Basel, Switzerland where she is now based.
You can hear tracks from “Stardust," her homage to Cole Porter,
Irving Berlin, and Leonard Cohen on Radio Swiss Jazz. Songs from her second
album have been featured on Radio Swiss Pop ("Right Where You Are")
and Radio SRF2 (“Dreams Grow on Solid Ground”) and Radio X in Basel
Her voice has been described as “silvery and clear, yet dramatic” or
“sensitive, intense and sultry”.
Nina is also no stranger to the
stage: In fact, it was her role in the rock n’ roll musical
“Return to the Forbidden Planet” that was the impetus for Nina’s foray
off the stage and into Basel’s music scene. She has also performed in the
musicals “Rent” and “Cafe Brel” and in the highly acclaimed sold-out musical revue “Side by Side by Sondheim”.
Nina can also be seen in the Swiss films
“Oboleo”, “20 Regeln für Sylvie”, “Neutral,” and the short
films “The Vault,” and “Digital Evidence”.