About Sharman

Musician, composer, arranger, educator, writer and actress, during her long career, Sharman Nittoli has always been a creator.  She spent many years performing in different genres from solo artist to big bands, from rock and folk to classical and jazz,  including a stint as keyboard player for the 60's group “The Duprees”.  Her first recorded composition was co-writing lyrics for Frank Sinatra's "Here's to the Band", also recorded by Liza Minnelli and Sammy Davis Junior.  With her husband, Alfred Nittoli, she's very busy co-producing, directing and editing 'Does the Band Eat',  a film about the music business. Sharman's latest solo project, "The Bloom Experience", is an original, introspective and personal collection of stories and songs about her life's journey that she performs in a one-woman show. 



Double Standards

Sharman & Alfred Nittoli

This CD contains 9 clever pairings of two lyrically related songs each intertwined together produced and performed by Sharman and husband, musician/actor, Alfred Nittoli. You’ll recognize many of the songs though disguised by unusual rhythms, tempos, chords and harmonies. Terrific band – David Kikoski and Sharman on piano, Sue Williams on bass, Warren Odze, Frank Vincent, Harry Conyers & RT Roche on drums, Alfred on Sax sections, guest appearances by Dennis Gruenling on harmonica, George Young on soprano & tenor sax, Artie Schroeck on vibes and Joe Passaro on percussion.

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To hear the song double click on the title.


Sharman Nittoli

This collection of 9 mostly original light jazz tunes includes 2 unique covers of vintage hits, ‘Wanna Be With U” by Dusty Springfield and the classic “More Today Than Yesterday” by the Spiral Staircase. The title song is dedicated to Sharman and Alfred’s beloved Llewellin Setter, Gaetano. Great band – Sharman on vocals and piano, Jerry Bruno & Joel McLeod on bass, Bucky Pizzarelli & Mark Bowers on guitar, Joe Cass and Thomas "Poet" Johnson on drums, George Young on sax, Frank Valdes on percussion and Alfred Nittoli, also producer, on Yamaha DW7 Wind synthesizer. On sale at iTunes, Amazon & CDBaby.

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Here's an edit of our last show at Trumpets Jazz Restaurant on June 10, 2018 - Dave Kikoski on piano, Richard Baratta on drums, Sue Williams on bass, Emedin Rivera on percussion. 

A campy song about being happy with who you are done in the style of Jimmy Durante by veteran comedian Bobby D'Andrea, also written & produced by Alfred & myself.