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San Diego native Nina Francis is a "promising young singer-songwriter" (San Diego Union Tribune, December 2011), a versatile singer and an accomplished guitarist. Laced with undertones of jazz, blues, and folk, Nina’s music blends timeless songwriting craft with modern pop sensibilities to create a voice all her own.
In May 2014, Nina received her degree in Popular Music Performance (singer/songwriter emphasis) from the University of Southern California. She was one of just under thirty students out of an audition pool of hundreds to be accepted into the elite Thornton School of Music's educationally groundbreaking "Pop Program" (as featured in Rolling Stone), the first of its kind at the conservatory level.
At Thornton, Nina worked with Lamont Dozier (writer of multiple Motown hits by artists such as the Supremes and Marvin Gaye), Randy Newman, Glen Ballard (multiple Grammy award-winning songwriter and producer, notable credits including Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette and "Man in the Mirror" by Michael Jackson), Patrice Rushen, Glenn Frey (for whom she sang background vocals at the USC Thornton Charles Dickens Dinner), and Melissa Manchester. With the top-notch guidance of her mentors and hard work at honing her craft, her time at Thornton prepared her to succeed in the music industry.
Nina's "arresting" (San Diego Union Tribune, July 2014) self-titled debut EP was released on April 1st, 2014. She is now writing and recording her first full length album. Nina gigs and pursues her musical endeavors in both Los Angeles and her hometown San Diego. She is quickly making a name for herself in both cities and staying very active by writing and performing constantly. You can find her full show schedule at ninafrancismusic.com/shows.