Nicole Henry with Aretha Franklin ‘Queen of Soul’
Nicole Henry, one of the most sensational New York based US jazz and soul singers, returns to the UK in October, when she performs a number of shows to celebrate and honour one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, Aretha Franklin in Queen of Soul.
Nicole’s potent combination of dynamic vocal abilities, impeccable phrasing and powerful emotional resonance have made her one of the world’s most acclaimed soul vocalists. Her repertoire includes the American Songbook, classic and contemporary jazz standards, blues and originals. Nicole’s passionate, soulful voice and heart-felt charisma has earned her a Soul Train Award for “Best Traditional Jazz Performance”, three Top-10 US Billboard and HMV Japan jazz albums, and rave reviews around the world.
“I had the sense of being in the presence of a pop –soul superwoman, where every gesture and inflection conveyed confidence and mastery”- Stephen Holden, The New York Times
Since her debut in 2004, Nicole Henry has established herself as one of the jazz world’s most acclaimed vocalists, possessing a potent combination of dynamic vocal abilities, impeccable phrasing, and powerful emotional resonance. Her repertoire includes the American Songbook, classic and contemporary jazz, contemporary’ standards, blues, and originals; while her accompaniment ranges from a simple jazz trio to a full big band.
Ms. Henry’s passionate, soulful voice and heart-felt charisma has earned her a 2013 Soul Train Award for “Best Traditional Jazz Performance,” three Top-10 U.S. Billboard and HMV Japan jazz albums, and rave reviews both domestically and internationally by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Japan Times, El Pais, Jazz Times, Essence and more.
She has captivated audiences in over 15 countries, headlining at venues in cities including New York, Tokyo, Madrid, Moscow, Paris, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and Miami. Ms. Henry has also performed in more than 30 music festivals worldwide and in some of the world’s most famous venues including Blue Note, NYC; Jazz at Lincoln Center; Blues Alley; Arsht Center; Feinstein’s; Green Mill; Madrid Jazz Festival; the Regattabar; and Catalina Jazz.
On the tour, Nicole will be accompanied by a UK 6 piece band with Musical Director and Guitarist, Nick Fitch.
- Weds Oct 9th – The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
- Thurs Oct 10th – PizzaExpress Live Maidstone
- Fri Oct 11th – Dereham Memorial Hall
- Sat Oct 12th – St John’s Smith Square, London
For more information visit www.nicolehenry.com.