We had the good fortune of connecting with Nikki Giron and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nikki, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I pursued an artistic/creative career because even from a very young age I was always creating and singing. I always knew I wanted to be a singer or some type of creative. I believe I owe it to my younger self to keep pursuing that passion. I believe it was meant for me. And it’s nice because of my day job I’m able to also apply my creative ideas. The real moment I realize that I wanted to be a musician and a songwriter was when I saw and was introduced to Elvis Presley for the first time on TV at that moment I knew
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
When I was younger I knew that I wanted to continue doing music in school and do band. I remember picking up the clarinet when the middle school teacher came into my elementary school to have us try instruments. I remember at last minute something told me to choose the saxophone instead. So now in addition to being a singer songwriter I am also a saxophone player. I think that’s what really sets me apart from a lot of people because I play an instrument that for one not a lot of women play but also an instrument that is timeless in my opinion! I am most proud and excited about the recent projects I have coming up. I wanted to figure out a way I could bring my modeling stuff in my love for vintage fashion into my music. Then I decided to create a project called music and Magazines. This is where I do a series of music and then each song has a themed photo shoots once I’m done with this entire project I am going to release a magazine with the themed photo shoots for each song. Also in addition I’m working on an EP right now! Overall I’m just really excited about the creative visions that I’ve had lately and I’m really excited to work with people. Honestly I still feel like I have a long way to go I’ve worked with many people who may have not respected me may have not respected my musicianship and also in addition I have faced a lot of self-doubt. But overall I realize that since I feel like I meant for some thing I need to really go for and keep going. It’s never easy but if it was easy everybody would do it. I think overcoming challenges is a part of the roadmap to success. I know that sounds cliché but it’s really true. I’ve really learned and preach to other people that if you feel passionate about something no one else has the right to tell you what you’re meant for. Overall I just want people to know that I am always trying to be innovative and also inspire people with my music. I’m also always trying to help people with my music. In general I’m kind of all over the place in terms of my interest but I think that I finally found my own l Voice.
For my day job I am a social media manager for THE DROP and KUVO JAZZ. THE DROP is an R&B and hip-hop station and KUVO is a jazz station!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
So I live in Colorado Springs I am from Aurora Colorado. I will definitely for one take them to antique stores but that’s just because I love them. I would probably take them to a Manitou Springs cave of the winds and some local restaurants. I definitely want to take them to the mountains and go shopping. I think I would also go to the Hot Springs. It’s always really hard to decide what to do because in Colorado there’s so much to do. I’ve lived here my whole life and I can tell you that I still have not done everything that you can do in Colorado in fact I’ve never even gone skiing!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
THE DROP 104.7 and KUVO JAZZ
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