Previous Page

South Florida JAZZ at Bailey Hall presents Nicole Henry

Jazz

Saturday June 16 at 8 PM: South Florida JAZZ at Bailey Hall concludes its season with a performance by Nicole Henry. Tickets are $35, $40, or $45 at baileyhall.org or by phone at (954) 201-6884. Students under 25 with ID pay $10. The concert will be preceded at 7:45 by "Ron's 15," outlining next season's offerings. “Elegant. Powerful. Stylish. Energetic. Mesmerizing. Expressive. Shimmering. Personable. Nicole Henry really is breathtaking, visually, and to the ears.”- Jodi Duckett, The Morning Call. Nicole Henry was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania to a musical family and was immersed in the arts, singing in church and school, while studying cello and ballet. Performance, however, was clearly her destiny. She matriculated at University of Miami and briefly pursued an acting career limited to commercials and voiceovers before acknowledging that she excelled at vocal jazz performance. Since her dazzling 2004 record debut, The Nearness of You, Nicole has established herself as one of the jazz world's most acclaimed vocalists. However, it was the 2011 release of the acclaimed Embraceable CD that expanded her repertoire beyond standards, as she introduced original compositions and even a touch of gospel. She benefited from an all-star jazz band that included Kirk Whalum, Gerald Clayton, Julian Lage, Gil Goldstein, Larry Grenadier and Eric Harland. Nicole possesses a potent combination of beauty, onstage charisma, impeccable phrasing, and powerful emotional resonance. Her repertoire includes the American Songbook, classic and contemporary jazz titles, blues, and originals. On this long-awaited date, Nicole will lead her outstanding quintet. Music courtesy of KCC Productions. Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0Vb571qUDo