2015-12-06
Examiner.com - Nicole Henry's annual Winter Concert to benefit children

Whether it’s lending her voice or rappelling down a building, jazz vocalist Nicole Henry is known for going the extra mile for children and this Saturday night will be no exception as she holds her third annual Winter Concert.

The concert will take place at 8 p.m. at the Colony Theatre in South Beach, and will be preceded by a meet-and-greet with Henry, who is doing the event as a fundraiser for the Miami Children’s Initiative, which seeks to improve the lives of children in Liberty City.

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2015-10-14
South Florida BMW Centers present NICOLE HENRY's 3rd ANNUAL WINTER CONCERT to benefit Miami Children's Initiative - December 12, 2015 at the Colony Theatre, Miami Beach, FL

MIAMI (October 14,2015) – The South Florida BMW Centers are proud to present award-winning jazz recording artist, Nicole Henry, performing in her third annual winter concert on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at the historic Colony Theatre in Miami Beach. The concert will raise funds and awareness for Miami Children’s Initiative, and support its vital work to improve the lives of the children in Liberty City.

This intimate concert experience will take place at 8pm at the Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139, preceded by a 6:30pm reception on Lincoln Road, for sponsors and VIP ticket holders. VIP tickets are $125, which includes admission to the pre-concert reception. Reserved seats are $45 and $30. Tickets are available at the Colony Theatre box office, online or by calling (305) 434-7091.

As the presenting sponsor for this year’s concert for the first time ever, a consortium of BMW Centers – including South Motors BMW, Braman BMW, Lauderdale BMW of Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale BMW of Pembroke Pines, Vista BMW in Coconut Creek, and BMW Pompano Beach – will have the all-new BMW 7 Series vehicle on display outside the Colony Theatre.

A Miami resident and an internationally renowned vocalist, Nicole Henry has toured in more than 15 countries and was awarded the 2013 Centric Soul Train Award for ‘Best Traditional Jazz Performance.’ Ms. Henry, a passionate supporter and Board member of the Miami Children’s Initiative, commented: "Since beginning this annual concert tradition, I've become more and more anxious for the holidays…almost like a child!  It's a thrill to have such support from concertgoers and sponsors, and the bonus is being able to extend the spirit and grace of the season to Miami Children's Initiative."

The Miami Children’s Initiative is a nonprofit organization focused on transforming Liberty City, one of South Florida’s most challenging and promising neighborhoods, into a more prosperous community. President and CEO of Miami Children’s Initiative, Cecilia Gutierrez says, “We have organized ourselves around the well-being of children in Liberty City, where poverty and unemployment are many times higher than national averages, education and student achievement fall well below U.S. and Miami-Dade levels, and crime is one of the highest in the state.  Joining Nicole Henry, an incredible advocate for children, is a beautiful, inspiring and joyous way to spend the evening for a cause that is making a difference for kids in Liberty City.”

Event supporting sponsors include Robert M. Levy & Associates, Baptist Health South Florida, RL Molina, LLC, Southern Wine & Spirits, The Betsy South Beach, Impress DC Media, Circle of One Marketing, Miami Herald and Miami.com. To join this list of prestigious sponsors please contact Dennis Ostern at dennis@nicolehenry.com or call (305)672-7424.For media inquiries and interviews, contact Suzan McDowell at Circle of One Marketing, 305-576-3790 or suzan@circleofonemarketing.com

2015-08-18
Elmore Magazine: Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola concert review - by Jason Kwan

Wearing a dazzling skirt, Nicole Henry stepped out on stage and commanded the audience with flair. The night was filled with music about going places,” Henry explained, about love and freedom in a time of social and civic movement, upwards”—and this was exactly the vibe she emitted to the audience.

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2015-07-22
Miami New Times - Miami Jazz Singer Nicole Henry Releases New EP Summer Sessions

Fortunately for her fans, Henry was able to find eight songs she could make hers, and on July 24, she’s releasing Summer Session, an eight-song acoustic EP with both covers and originals, accompanied by James Bryan — who won a Latin Grammy for his work with Nelly Furtado — on acoustic guitar. The two met in 2003, and a song they played together in that first meeting, “No One Is to Blame,” made it as the final track on this record.

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2015-07-09
Vail Daily - Nicole Henry and her band perform at Vail Jazz at Vail Square Sunday - by Shauna Farnell

Nicole Henry believes that human beings are all connected. She strives to instill this notion in her audience every time she hits a particular note or loads a verse full of heart-resounding fervor.

“That’s the reason that I sing. We, in our own little way, want to either save ourselves or save the world as artists. We want to make a difference. The reason we want to inspire people is that we know we’re connected. We have the same fears, the same desires, the same spirit,” Henry said.

The Miami-based singer cites Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughn as inspirations and has been sized up as a traditional jazz vocalist. (She won the 2013 Soul Train Award for Best Traditional Jazz Performance.) But really, her style straddles the borders of jazz, R&B, funk, gospel and contains a solid dose of soul. Swaying with eyes closed, reaching and quivering on stage, Henry summons each word from her core. The glowing aura — both visual and auditory — that she emanates serves as an intimate conversation with the audience.

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2015-07-07
Soul Train Award winner Nicole Henry makes her Vail debut Wednesday

Miami-based vocalist and 2013 Soul Train Award winner Nicole Henry makes her Vail debut Wednesday night for the kickoff of Vail Jazz’s inaugural summer Vail Jazz Club series. Belting out every syllable from the depth of her core, Henry’s style straddles the borders of traditional jazz, R&B, funk and gospel.

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2015-06-30
SOUL TRAIN AWARD WINNER NICOLE HENRY & JUNO AWARD WINNER JAMES BRYAN COLLABORATE for "SUMMER SESSIONS EP"

On Friday, July 24, 2015, the jazz/soul vocalist Nicole Henry and guitarist/producer James Bryan will release their first ever duo project, Summer Sessions EP on Banister Records.  Recorded live in The Chocolate Factory Studio in London with just voice and acoustic guitar, Summer Sessions captures the thrill and intimacy of the stripped-down setting. At times sultry and uplifting, the duo brings out the joy, longing and comfort in the stories of every track.  Nicole Henry's sweet yet powerful vocals are complimented perfectly by James Bryan's rhythmic and creative guitar virtuosity, nuanced with gentle arpeggios and contrapuntal phrasing.  The 8-song EP, totaling 31 minutes of originals and cover songs ranging from pop, rock and jazz, will be distributed by Magenta/eOne and available for download on all digital platforms.

Meeting first in the summer of 2003 in Henry's hometown, Miami Beach, their initial jam session resulted in the impromptu recording of the 1986 hit  "No One Is to Blame" which, in its original form, is the EP's closing track.  This early recording became the inspiration behind this project and demonstrates how these two talents work together naturally and intuitively.  "I've always loved the guitar and voice format, from Tuck & Patti to Ella and Joe Pass," says James, "and when Nicole and I first got together, I had the feeling we could create something in a similar vein."  Since then, they've written together many times along the way, coincidentally, during summers, in Los Angeles, Toronto and London.  "I grew up playing cello and singing, but the first instrument I purchased, and started writing songs on, was guitar," states Henry on her love for acoustic performance, "it evokes my most authentic voice.” As for Bryan, guitar has always been his means of communication and he has “always loved playing and supporting a great vocalist. Nicole is one of the best I’ve had the pleasure of working with.”

The original tune "Never Give Your Love Away" sets the tone and encourages the listener to relax and fall in love with the dynamic offerings of Summer Sessions. The Spanish-style guitar and the conversational vocal awaken the senses.  Their stunning, soulful interpretations of Tracy Chapman's "Baby, Can I Hold You" and Ray LaMontagne's "Let It Be Me" are filled with emotion and convey yearning and true sensitivity, while the English version of Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Insensatez" ("How Insensitive") offers a beautiful and haunting take on the Brazilian jazz classic.  James Bryan gives "My Love Is Your Love" a light reggae-dub twist making way for the duo's spiritual, hopeful pledge to love.  The original, "Joy," is an uplifting tune written during their 2013 summer session in London, while their funky rendition of the recent Coldplay hit "Magic" proves the duo can groove hard as well as dig deep.

Starting in 2002, Henry's first performances as a full-time vocalist were as one half of a guitar duo in Miami Beach, which earned her "Best Solo Musician" by the Miami New Times.  Since 2004, her passionate, expressive voice has established her as one of the most acclaimed jazz vocalists.  Her six international CD releases have placed her on three TOP-10 jazz sales charts (US Billboard and HMV Japan); on four U.S. TOP-20 Jazz Week, CMJ and Smooth Jazz Radio charts; and garnered a 2013 Soul Train Award for "Best Traditional Jazz Performance".  Henry has headlined stages in 17 countries; recorded with musical greats as Kirk Whalum, Julian Lage, Gerald Clayton and Gil Goldstein; performed with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, and Michael Feinstein; and been reviewed by New York Times, Wall Street Journal, El Pais, Essence, The Japan Times, Jazz Times and more.

Based in Toronto, James Bryan is hailed as one of Canada's top guitarists.  He was given his first guitar at age 9, and 10 years later he was signed to a major label deal with Sony as a member of the band Philosopher Kings who went on to sell platinum albums and win a Juno Award. Touring extensively with this band, his multi-platinum animated band Prozzak, and as a sideman with such artists as Nelly Furtado, Bryan has played stages from Wembley Stadium to Madison Square Garden.  He has created an international name for himself as a songwriter, producer and guitarist attracting clients from every corner of the globe, earning top-10 hits, Latin GRAMMYs and BMI Awards.  James Bryan has written, produced and recorded with Jason Mraz, Yuna, Olly Murs, Luis Fonsi, Jessie J, Lisa Marie Presley, James Morrison, The Backstreet Boys, Shawn Mendes, James Blunt and many more.

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2015-04-30
Morning Call Review: Singer Nicole Henry mesmerizing and powerful at Allentown Jazzfest - by Jodi Duckett

Singer Nicole Henry is the first big act performing at the brand new Allentown Jazzfest

Elegant. Powerful. Stylish. Energetic. Mesmerizing. Expressive. Shimmering. Personable.

These are some of the words I jotted in my notebook last night as jazz singer Nicole Henry performed in the smallish ballroom at the Renaissance Hotel Allentown in the first ticketed event of the inaugural Allentown Jazzfest.

Henry really is breathtaking, visually, and to the ears. Visually, she’s beautiful, slender and sculpted, her body and arms moving like a dancer, with flowing arm extensions and swinging hips.As singer, Henry made classic jazz tunes her own, with stylized notes and impeccable phrasing and a strong delivery that hit all the notes, many...

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2015-04-25
The Morning Call: Singer Nicole Henry takes jazz to her '70s roots

...Henry comes to Allentown JazzFest Wedneday as a rising jazz singer whose latest album, "So Good, So Right" won a Soul Train Award in 2013 for Best Traditional Jazz Performance — beating out legends George Benson and Tony Bennett.

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2015-04-01
Nicole on the cover of ICON MAGAZINE

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2015-03-26
Miami Herald: Miami Beach Centennial concert rocks the crowd

Nicole Henry, stunning in a blue gown, had fans riveted with her sultry set and a spirited rendition of America the Beautiful.
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2015-01-21
Nicole Henry performs at Perez Art Museum Miami's Art of the Party, presented by Louis Vuitton

It was a night full of surprise and delight at Pérez Art Museum Miami’s (PAMM) Art of the Party presented by Louis Vuitton where Magic City’s art patrons, cultural ambassadors, philanthropic leaders and social tastemakers gathered to...

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2014-09-02
Nicole's new video "At This Moment" on CentricTV.com!

 

 

Miami-based soul and jazz songstress Nicole Henry shows off her vocal prowess (and amazing abs) in the video for her cover of Billy Vera & The Beaters' 1981 tune "At This Moment."

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2014-08-18
KCSM 91FM - Nicole Henry & the Top Shelf Band – San Jose Jazz Summer Fest Performance Review

The best, or arguably one of the top performances at the Jazz Summer Fest was Nicole & the Top Shelf Big Band playing to a 200-person house at the California Theater. If you had heard this in 1960 you would have believed you were listening to Ella Fitzgerald’s younger sister ! Nicole’s voice is great, and she was great every song, all the way through. She also has power. If the mic had gone out it was obvious she could have carried the theater on her own. One telling point on the whole performance is that the audience held Nicole and the band through two encore numbers. Nicole is some 10 years into her career and works from Florida.

Read the full review here.

2014-08-13
First Listen: Nicole Henry knows what to do "At This Moment"

"Nicole Henry possesses the kind of sing-the-phone-book voice that is both commonplace and necessary among interpreters of the Great American Songbook. Her phrasing is impeccable and Henry also has the kind of vocal pronunciation that ensures that her listeners will understand each word."

That's what we wrote about Nicole Henry a few years ago, and it is truer than ever. She is an amazing singer who is able to combine timeless vocal stylings to everything she touches. We last heard from her when she issued her live album So Good, So Right, and we're glad to tell SoulTrackers that she's back. Nicole has just issued a beautiful version of the classic Billy Vera song, "At This Moment," and has created a video to go along with the bittersweet ballad.

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2014-08-08
HelloBeautiful.com - PRESS PLAY: Nicole Henry Brings Soulful Vocals & Sexy Eye Candy In Her Debut Video ‘At This Moment’

By Philinese Kirkwood

Jazz sensation Nicole Henry is known for blazing the stage with unforgettable performances, and now she’s ready to conquer the mainstream with the release of her first music video. Her latest single, “At This Moment,” is a romantic tune but the video oozes with sexiness!

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2014-05-19
The Philadelphia Tribune: Nicole Henry comes home to Bucks County

She has captivated audiences in over 15 countries, headlining at venues in cities including New York, Tokyo, Moscow, Paris, Shanghai and Chicago.

Nicole Henry has also performed in more than 30 music festivals worldwide and in some of the world’s most famous venues, including Jazz at Lincoln Center, Blues Alley and the Madrid Jazz Festival.

And now Henry, winner of the 2013 Soul Train Award for “Best Traditional Jazz Performance,” three Top-10 U.S. Billboard and HMV Japan jazz albums, is coming to New Hope on May 29 to perform at the Rrazz Room in the Ramada Inn.

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2014-04-25
City & Shore Magazine: Globe trotting Nicole Henry brings it home

In a salon concert hosted Thursday night by the Venetian Arts Society at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, jazz and soul singer Nicole Henry performed in front of a sold-out auditorium.

Read the full article by David Raterman here.

2014-02-17
BroadwayWorld.com - Friars Club Honors Nicole Henry

Many show business greats have been honored by the Friars Club, and have performed before an audience of entertainment savvy members at the club house on 55th street. Nicole Henry was the latest addition to that list on Feb. 10. This great tradition was continued in the Frank Sinatra Dining Room with an event produced by Friar Historian Bruce Charet and co-produced by Friar Jeff Leibowitz. Singer/pianist Loston Harris was also on the bill. Rosario Dawson hosted the evening of great dining and great music.

See the full Broadway World article here.

2014-02-11
HelloBeautiful.com - Don’t Forget To Check Out Nicole Henry Tonight At The Blue Note In NYC!

Guess who’s back?

The 2013 Soul Train Award Winner for Best Traditional Jazz Performance Nicole Henry is performing a two-night gig in New York City at the famous Blue Note Jazz Club.

Starting at 8 and then again at 10:30pm, Henry will serenade attendees with her smooth voice for a special Valentine’s Day performance. If you can’t make tonight’s performance no worries, her encore show will take place Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the same location.

The last time we caught up with Henry, she was promoting her album “So Good So Right: Nicole Henry Live” which was a cover of some of her favorite songs growing up. Now, the chanteuse is helping to warm us up during this cold Valentine’s Day weekend.


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2013-11-08
Nicole Henry wins 2013 Soul Train Award for "Best Traditional Jazz Performance"

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2013-10-17
‘A Joyful Sound!’ - Holiday concert at the Colony Theatre, Miami Beach to benefit Miami Children's Initiative

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2013-09-19
Nicole Henry nominated for Soul Train Music Award in the Best Traditional Jazz Performance category for "Waiting in Vain"

 

Best Traditional Jazz Performance

George Benson feat. Wynton Marsalis – Unforgettable
Jeffrey Osborne feat. Chaka Khan – Baby it’s Cold Outside
Tony Bennett feat. Marc Anthony – For Once In My Life
Nicole Henry – Waiting In Vain
Terrence Blanchard – Pet Step Sister’s Theme Song

 

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2013-09-05
BroadwayWorld.com - Jazz Singer Nicole Henry Set for November Residency at Blue Note Jazz Club

Blue Note Jazz Club, the iconic Greenwich Village jazz and blues venue that offers live musical performances every night of the week, is proud to announce internationally-acclaimed jazz/soul chanteuse Nicole Henry for a month-long residency this November. This is the first time an artist will be in residency the Blue Note's Sunday Brunch shows for a full month, with Henry to perform two shows every Sunday in November at 12:30PM and 2:30PM.

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Blue Note Jazz Club, the iconic Greenwich Village jazz and blues venue that offers live musical performances every night of the week, is proud to announce internationally-acclaimed jazz/soul chanteuse Nicole Henryfor a month-long residency this November. This is the first time an artist will be in residency the Blue Note's Sunday Brunch shows for a full month, with Henry to perform two shows every Sunday in November at 12:30PM and 2:30PM.

2013-08-21
Huffington Post - "I Look Into the Eyes, Not the Faces" - An Interview With Vocalist Nicole Henry
By Eric J. Henderson

Nicole Henry welcomes listeners to a house of many rooms. That was the feeling I got when I first saw her perform at Joe's Pub in Manhattan, NYC. I watched a full house enjoy the wandering from room to room.


But humor me a sidestep, first. I have a strange and critical starting place when it comes to American singers. Regardless of the genre, my perspective begins with the national anthem, because it is soul music in its most essential form -- music of the soul.

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2013-03-18
Hello Beautiful's Interludes Exclusive Video Interview & Performance

Nicole Henry Proves She’s The Darling Of The Jazz World [LIVE]

By Shenequa A. Golding

 

In an exclusive video interview and never before seen performance for HelloBeautiful,  Nicole Henry proved exactly why she’s the darling of the jazz world.

Henry stopped by our studios for an intimate performance and sang songs off her new album, So Good So Right: Nicole Henry Live, which are covers of her favorite songs from the 60s and 70s.

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2013-03-18
CentricTV.com- "Gone With the Wind"
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CultureList: 8th Annual Jazz in THe Gardens

"Gone With the Wind"

 Jazz vocalist Nicole Henry makes a memorable performance with hits like "Summer Wind" and "Waters of March".

2013-03-13
Sun Sentinel- "Arts festival opens with all that Jazz"
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"Arts Festival Opens With All That Jazz"

By Marcia Shatzman

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band filed on stage, sat down and did what it does best.

By the finale's "When the Saints Go Marchin' In," the audience was on its feet in the tented Mizner Park Amphitheater and one lady danced up the aisle with a purple parasol, Mardi Gras style. The band had warned them. "Get up!" they sang. "This is your last chance to dance."

It was hard to sit still as the famous New Orleans-style jazz preservationists launched the seventh annual Festival of the Arts. There are still four more days of performances and a lecture, and Grammy and Tony Award winner Audra McDonald tops it off Saturday night in concert.

But the opener, with two vocals by the sultry Nicole Henry, even blew away Susan Jaffe, who founded Preservation Hall with her husband Allan. Their son Ben keeps the faith. "Who knew when we went on to New Orleans for our honeymoon in 1961 and saw a jazz session that it would still be going!" Jaffe said backstage, as she congratulated the musicians.

The group played and sang some Louis Armstrong, rags from the 1920s and '30, blues and tunes they're noted for, including "St. James Infirmary." Henry sang the 1932 gospel hymn "I'll Fly Away," sending the audience to its feet.

2013-03-06
Nicole Henry's Spotlight in the Wall Street Journal - "A Singer Imports her Soul"
2013-02-26
Examiner- "Nicole Henry's 'So Good, So Right' concert lives up to its billing"

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Nicole Henry's 'So Good, So Right' Lives Up to its Billing

By Charlotte Libov

Over the years, Nicole Henry has risen from a local favorite to the darling of the Manhattan cabaret scene and tours abroad, but her local fans flock to welcome her home whenever they can. And so they did at a recent sold-out concert celebrating the release of "So Good, So Right," her new CD. And, as the title says, it certainly was.

The Colony Theater afforded Henry's fans the opportunity to see her in a large venue, instead of the small, intimate clubs in Miami where she usually performs. So it was sheer delight to see her commend the stage, not only with her voice, but with her body language as well. In fact, Henry's toned arms elicited as much admiration as did her wide vocal range, but her fans here can take such liberties as they consider themselves family.

Although Henry is not a native of the Magic City, she began performing while still a student here at the University of Miami, so her Miami fans take great pride in her success, whether she's garnering rave reviews fromThe New York Times, hitting the Top 10 of Billboard's Jazz Chart, or singing just down the street at Van Dyke's.

Her new CD is filled with songs of the 70s, because, says Henry, "These are the songs I grew up with, dancing around the kitchen with my mother." The songs from the CD included feel good hits, like "Stuck in the Middle with You," "Big Yellow Taxi" and "Use Me," as well as the sultry title track, "So Good, So Right." She performed the plaintive ballad, "Love Doesn't Live Here Anymore," and made James Taylor's iconic "Fire and Rain" her own. A Henry rendition of Stevie Nick's famous "Landslide" proved the perfect encore.

The new CD also shows Henry's maturity as a songwriter, especially in the beautiful song, "A Little Time Alone." She also performed "Hush Now," from her previous CD, "Embraceable." The tunes were co-written by Doug Emery and Oliver Rockberger, respectively.

It was Henry's night, but she generously welcomed two young singers from the YoungArts program as her opening act; award-winners Grace Weber and her band, and Jaylon Ballard. In addition, Henry was backed by a very talented band, among them the stand out bass player Eric England. The concert was also a fundraiser for YoungArts, the national organization that nurtures young talent, where Henry is a master teacher.

Towards the end of the show, Henry goosed the crowd into a frenzy, as she motioned for two more singers to join her on stage. They were Nicolas Bright, director of the choir at Unity on the Bay church and Maryel Epps, the beloved vocalist who presides over the legendary Sunday gospel brunch at City Hall the Restaurant in Miami.

In fact, even the Miami moon shone brightler to welcome Henry home.

2013-02-24
Soul Patrol's flattering review of Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola performance

After Nicole's sold-out performance at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Bob Davis of the award-winning Soul-Patrol.com advised his readers of her ability to "..speak a variety of musical languages.." Read more

2013-02-16
"So Good, So Right: Nicole Henry LIVE" debuts #16 on Billboard Traditional Jazz Charts!

Only 2 weeks following it's release, "So Good, So Right: Nicole Henry LIVE" debuts #16 on Billboard's Traditional Jazz Album Charts. 

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2013-02-13
Miami.com - "So Good. So Right. So Nicole Henry"

 

Miami.com and Noire Miami  had a chance to ask Ms. Henry a few questions about her new album and about what's so good and so right in her life right now, prior to her "So Good, So Right" album release concert at the South Beach's Colony Theatre. Click here to read!

2013-02-13
Yahoo Shine- The Thread : "Jazz Artist Nicole Henry Takes Us Backstage At Badgley Mischka

Badgley Mischka and Nicole Henry talk to Yahoo! Shine about some of our style influences! Read more...

2013-02-04
Wall Street Journal - "Stylish Tribute to the 70's

In this Sunday's Arts & Entertainment section of The Wall Street Journal, Marshall Heyman reports on Nicole's sold-out performance at Dizzy's! Read the article below or view online here

 

2013-01-29
Women's Wear Daily - Badgley Mischka and Asprey Outfit Nicole Henry

Following Nicole's sold-out performance at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, fashion publication Women's Wear Daily reports of Nicole's "designer hook-ups". For the release of her new CD "So Good, So Right: Nicole Henry LIVE", Mark Badgley and James Mischka gave her a gorgeous designer gown and Asprey provided the sparkling jewlery. 

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2013-01-25
The New York Times keeps up with Nicole Henry

The New York Times features Nicole's upcoming performance at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola in this week's Jazz listing.View coverage online here

 

2012-12-31
Jones Magazine - "All That JAZZ"

Jones Magazine is "getting to know" Nicole Henry in there December issue, pior to the release of her new album "So Good, So Right: Nicole Henry Live".

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2012-12-31
New York Post: Nicole Henry performs for guests at Good Morning America's Sam Champion & Rubem Robierb's wedding ceremony


The New York Post reports Nicole Henry serenaded guests at Good Morning America's weatherman, Sam Champion and artist Rubem Robierb's second wedding ceremony in Miami Beach on New Year’s Eve. They threw a reception on New Year’s Eve officiated by MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts. Broadway producer and director Richard Jay-Alexander also sang for the crowd. They had a ceremony on Dec. 21 at Champion’s pad, attended by co-anchors Josh ElliotLara SpencerGeorge Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts.

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2012-12-30
Testimonial by NYC's Michael Feinstein

“Nicole is a dynamic, sexy and original talent whom I greatly admire. She continues a tradition of the classic jazz singers yet creates a totally fresh and contemporary sound with her own formidable voice. There's simply no one like her."

- Michael Feinstein, Singer/Pianist/Music Archivist, 2012

 

2012-12-01
Nicole featured in Ocean Drive's December issue!

Ocean Drive reaches out to Miami-based Nicole Henry for their 2012 December issue to discuss her career, upcoming performances, and to highlight her upcoming album "So Good, So Right" being released late January.

Click here to read the article by Juliet Izon. 

2012-11-30
NY Daily News backstage with Nicole, Vanessa Williams, and Nile Rodgers after Joe's Pub.

Nicole's debut performance at NYC's Joe's Pub was a SOLD OUT success! The crowd was full of fans and VIPS. The New York Daily news featured this photo of artist/producer Nile Rodgers, Nicole, and and actress Vanessa Williams catching up after the show. Also in attendance were couture fashion designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka; Father Edward Beck of ABC's Family Channel's The Sunday Mass, and Tasha Marbury from VH1's Basketball Wives. 

2012-11-27
Nile Rodgers, Artist/Producer, on Nicole Henry's Joe's Pub performance

“Your show was as fabulous [as] you and that magical voice!”

- Nile Rodgers, Artist/Producer, Twitter 2012

 

2012-11-04
Huffington Post review

“…That predicted time of greatness has arrived. Nicole Henry 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 -- night and day. Since her 2004 debut CD, The Nearness of You, Nicole Henry has been the artist to watch in the world of Jazz.”

- Sean Martinfield, Huffington Post, September 2012

2012-06-07
Crooning and Swinging in a Night of Reinvention

"Sweet & Low Down: How Popular Standards Became Jazz Classics, the Jazz at Lincoln Center concert at the Allen Room...is exciting enough to deserve an entire series of concerts...There were scattered saving graces. The glamorous Nicole Henry, who has pop and jazz chops, made a clear distinction between styles..."

- Stephen Holden, New York Times, June 2012

2012-05-09
Nicole Henry at Feinstein’s

“I had the sense of being in the presence of a pop-soul superwoman whose every gesture and inflection conveyed confidence and mastery…. time and again she invested familiar songs with an extra fillip of conviction and made you reconsider the words.”

- Stephen Holden, NY Times, May 2012

2011-08-13
After a decade on the South Florida jazz scene, Nicole Henry is set to soar

“Jazz singer Nicole Henry seems a paragon of perfection. She is tall, willowy and poised, with an expansive smile that gleams like the polished skin on her beautifully sculpted body. 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.

- Jordan Levin, Miami Herald, August 2011

2011-08-03
A young Sarah Vaughn...

“She comes closer to being a young Sarah Vaughn than any other singer I’ve worked with.”

- Todd Barkan, Programming Director, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, August 2011

2011-06-27
A Room of Her Own, for the Right Song

“The obvious forerunner to Ms. Henry…is the younger Natalie Cole, to whose style she adds a coating of brass."

- Stephen Holden, NY Times, June 2011

2011-02-14
Love Songs With Power, Not Heartache

“She phrases songs with a freewheeling sense of play that never loses sight of the subject at hand. At the same time she holds back the force of her tart-timbered voice until the right dramatic moment to unleash its considerable power.”

- Stephen Holden, NY Times, February 2010

2010-02-15
Nicole Henry's Heavenly Connection

“Henry’s velvety outpouring is so mesmerizing, she could rank as one of Homer’s sirens in ‘The Odyssey.’ Hers is a voice of divine presence, a true gift from the heavens.”

- Chuck Taylor, former Editor of Billboard, February 2010

2009-10-14
Nicole Henry: Giving It All

“She has been perfecting the art of mesmerizing audiences all around the world. Henry is a vocalist of beautiful sensitivity and solid phrasing, the kind of artist that wants to give every song a new approach and make it hers.”

- Esther Berlanga-Ryan, All About Jazz, October 2009

2008-11-05
Review from Madrid

“Two magic evenings took Madrid by surprise…she was powerful, elegant and natural.”

- El Pais, November 2008

2008-09-01
Review from Jazz Improv

“Henry shows she can deliver a popular, romantic tune with Whitney-like grace, like (Billie) Holiday, Henry can stretch a rhythm and a phrase like taffy and land cat-like square on the beat where needed - always swinging. What intrigues is that in each and every cut, Henry displays a neat sense of time, impeccable pitch and a marvelous knack to draw you in to the lyric. That, of course, is the trademark of all the great vocalists.”

- Nick Mondello, Jazz Improv NY, September 2008

2007-04-02
Review from France

“She has grace and presence, a superb voice – rich in nuances – and style not seen these days.”

- Jazz Hot France, April 2007

2005-06-01
All about Jazz sounds off

“Henry is a vocalist of beautiful sensitivity and solid phrasing, the kind of artist that wants to give every song a new approach and make it hers. Just the way the great ones did before her.”

- All About Jazz

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