Nov. 13 & 14: Nicole Henry

| November 10, 2015

Nicole Henry

November 13 & 14 at 8:30 pm

Royal Room at The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach
155 Hammon Avenue, Palm Beach, FL

Nicole-Henry-Cabaret-Scenes-Magazine_212A review by Steve Murray:

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 “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!

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Category: Florida, Florida Pick of the Week, Pick of the Week, Regional

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