NIKI HARIS is a multi-talented singer, dancer, actress and choreographer. She is the daughter of GRAMMY Award-nominated jazz pianist GENE HARRIS. Best Known as “The BIG VOICE” behind Madonna for over 18 years, appearing along side her in the movie “Truth or Dare” and many of her videos.
Her vocal collaborations reads like a “Who’s Who” of the music business. From working Jazz greats like Stanley Turrentine, Joe Sample and the Jazz Crusaders to Recordings with Ray Charles to Mick Jagger and from Whitney Houston to Sheryl Crow, and many others. All this has kept her in high demand. Her voice is heard on soundtracks of major motion pictures and television themes , including the FOX series “Dark Angel” , which she co-wrote and and performed.
From Carnegie Hall to Wembley Stadium , she has played them all! Although known as a renaissance woman and a favorite in the Dance World and International Dance Festivals and PRIDE Festivals around the world, Niki continued to expand her reach by being the Voice and face of the International VISA campaign “Downtown” which climbed the Billboard Dance Charts!! At the same time she continued her love for jazz, releasing 2 new JAZZ collaborations in 2016 “Time and Rhyme” with EC3 and “I’m Glad There is You”with Wycliffe Gordon and in 2018 released her inspirational cd “Lift Thine Eyes” . Niki remains a favorite featured artist throughout the International Jazz Festivals and The Blue Note At Sea Festivals. Besides being called to sing for the Inauguration of President Barrack Obama ( performing with WILL. IAM) and not one to shy from a challenge, Niki continues to share her gifts for a multitude of benefits for AIDS Research, The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) as well as, Camp Harmony, benefiting the lives of inner city children. Niki continues to be called upon to lend her “inspirational” Voice to notable speakers such as Iylanla Van Sant “FIX MY LIFE” , Mark Victor Hansen “Chicken Soup for the Soul” and Reverend Michael Beckwith “ The Secret “ and “ The Answer is YOU”. Her support of Music in the Classroom and RAAD,” Rockers Against Drunk Driving keep her busy and dedicated to their success. With all this and being a dedicated mother, Niki Haris remains a focused and in demand international entertainer.