Five years ago she performed at the international jazz festival of Montreal at the age of twelve. This made Nikki Yanofsky the youngest headliner ever. A year later, the singer, who was born Quebec, made her first recording for the Verve label. She was listed alongside stars like Etta James, Diana Krall and Natalie Cole on a tribute album to Ella Fitzgerald, and in 2008 released her own live CD/DVD Ella… Of Thee I Swing. It earned her two Juno Award nominations; one for New Artist and another for Best Vocal Jazz Album. One could confidently call Yanofsky a musical prodigy. She has worked with legendary artists like Herbie Hancock, Dianne Reeves and Wyclef Jean. This past year, the 17-year-old vocalist released her first studio album, Nikki, which includes standards as well as original work. It was produced by Grammy winners Jesse Harris (Norah Jones) and the legendary Phil Ramone (Frank Sinatra, BB King, Ray Charles).