Show DescriptionAlready firmly established as one of the jazz world's most acclaimed and respected young vocalists, Nicole Henry can't be categorized so simply. Brimming with warm elegance and a powerfully expressive, emotionally resonant voice, Nicole Henry embraces jazz, pop and soul in her live sets. Huffington Post recently said she "emerges hands down as this generation's First Lady of Jazz. She is the genuine article, the dream at last come true, the pretty girl in the melody that haunts you..." The New York Times called her, "a pop-soul superwoman whose every gesture and inflection conveyed confidence and mastery" noting how she "phrases songs with a freewheeling sense of play that never loses sight of the subject at hand."
Ms. Henry has earned three international top 10 albums and a reputation as a beguiling live performer, enchanting audiences in over 15 countries. “She has been perfecting the art of mesmerizing audiences... Henry is a vocalist of beautiful sensitivity and solid phrasing.” (All About Jazz) Nicole Henry is able to tell her own story through her flawless connection with each song that "aims for the emotional center." (Billboard) When you see her put on a show, she tells a story, and the audience glows. Her latest CD release, Embraceable, showcases her uplifting energy, her sophisticated soulfulness and lyrical sensitivity that have endeared Ms. Henry to listeners worldwide. Her vocal skills are applied to a captivating set of songs encompassing impressive new originals, covers of some '60s and '70s classics, and a trio of vintage jazz numbers. Ms. Henry will also preview some of the songs from her upcoming Live in New York album (due January 2013) which is a tribute to music of the 70s, including songs from Bill Withers, Aretha Franklin, and James Taylor. The Miami Herald described Ms. Henry as “a paragon of perfection. The voice that pours out of her is even more impressive, a burnished, honey-rich alto that can soar to gospel heights, romp with skin-tingling rhythm and drop to a heart-rending whisper, the vocal love child of Whitney Houston and Sarah Vaughan."