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July 30: Nicole Henry

| July 24, 2015

Nicole Henry

July 30 at 8:00 & 10:00pm

Blues Alley
1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC
202.337.4141

Nicole-Henry-Cabaret-Scenes-MagazineSophisticated, soulful and fun, Nicole Henry has won praise from both critics and audiences worldwide for her powerful ability to truly touch and inspire people with her beautiful voice and stunning presence. She has released three international TOP 10-selling jazz CDs within the past six years and has toured in over fourteen countries. Jazz Improv writes, “…beautiful, emotionally evocative…a terrific voice and a sensitive way with a lyric.” It’s with that same sensitivity that Nicole Henry mesmerizes audiences wherever she goes. Uplifting and captivating, her voice embraces jazz, pop and soulful nuances with a spirited ‘joie de vivre.”

Sensuous, sleek and gorgeous, Nicole Henry commands the stage with her physical presence. Then she starts to sing and the package is complete. Blessed with a wonderful instrument, Henry can shift easily from pop to soul to swing, backed by some marvelous jazz arrangements that support her new hybrid sound. Opening with the Ellington/George/Hodges/James swing “I’m Beginning to See the Light,” Henry then switched to a strong soul-influenced showstopper on a slowed down rendition of Buddy Johnson’s “Since I Fell for You.” A cha cha on the Dinah Washington hit “Relax Max” and a sensational version of the Sarah Vaughan recorded “That’s All,” illustrate the new multi-influence jazz sound Henry and other young artists are developing. It very evident with her take on Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil’s “Just a Little Lovin’.” Henry adds a lot of soul to the hit, falling somewhere between the notable versions by jazz great Carmen McRae and blue-eyed soul/pop sister Dusty Springfield. Henry is navigating new territory with her style and with her incredible voice and intelligence. The sky’s the limit!” Steve Murray, Cabaret Scenes

“Nicole Henry combines amazing beauty with blissful talent Nicole Henry’s Embraceable is an impressive artistic statement of an astonishing vocal talent. This lady inhabits the songs like the divine Ella Fitzgerald.” – Smooth Jazz Daily

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