“For those who haven’t had a chance to enjoy an evening with Nia Covington at one of the local venues, the North Coast Voice would like to introduce her to you. Nia adds a breath of fresh air to yesterday and today’s music with a timeless sound of her own. She gracefully captures the style and charisma of her selections with a fresh personal approach to her vocals. Her combination of well-loved standards, blues favorites, and jazz, attracts both traditional jazz enthusiasts as well as multi genre lovers. Currently from the Cleveland area (hometown of Memphis) Covington is influenced and inspired by the diverse flavors and talents of the local Cleveland jazz community. The smooth sounds of Nia Covington provide the perfect backdrop for an enjoyable, relaxing evening.”
- Don Perry, North Coast Voice Magazine (Nov 24, 2013)
“This piece I think takes us all back to our childhood....and the connection we all had with Dorothy and how lost she felt. When we hear it done humbly with innocence, passion, love and a respect- filled interpretation, we return to that childhood state. Thank you for being the funnel for the love in this song....and sharing it with us. Absolutely beautiful. The simplicity of the keys and the guitar are perfect.”-
- Larry Moad, Fandalism (Dec 05, 2013)
“Nia, Over the years I have really come to appreciate and value the gift of music that has been bestowed upon us, particularly the most wonderful instrument ever created, the human voice and it’s capabilities. This Fandalism site has introduced me to such a wide variety of music and singing along with some young people with wild and creative ideas that are simply awe inspiring...After listening to what some of the music you have posted here, I’ve come to realize that your gift is one of the finest examples of what the human voice was designed for....at one with your soul. Every nuance of the notes, bended and caressed along with the varied tones produce while turning a painted phrase, goes through my ears and straight to my heart.
-Lance Bedwell, Fandalism