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Sophisticated, 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.”
In 2004, after falling in love with the melodies, lyrics and freedom of jazz, Nicole released her solo debut CD The Nearness of You to critical acclaim. HMV Japan named Nicole “Best New Jazz Artist of 2004”. The CD climbed to #2 on HMV Japan Jazz Charts, and stayed in the TOP 10 for three months, second only to Norah Jones. In the U.S., Nicole received rave reviews and was featured on national jazz radio, including XM and Sirius Satellite Radio. Her follow-up CD, Teach Me Tonight with the Eddie Higgins Trio reached #1 at HMV Japan, and earned her their honor of “Best Vocal Jazz Album of 2005.”
Nicole’s latest CD release, The Very Thought of You reached #7 on the U.S. Billboard Jazz Chart in 2008, positioned between Diana Krall and Tony Bennett. This romantic CD features love songs, originals and gems from the great American Songbook. After international touring to support the CD release, in May 2009, Nicole debuted her talents at NYC’s Metropolitan Room. This lead to a monthly feature and by April 2010, after rave reviews by Stephen Holden of the NY Times and Chuck Taylor, former senior editor of Billboard magazine, Nicole was honored by NYC’s cabaret scene with the “2010 BISTRO Award for Outstanding Jazz Vocalist.“
Visit Nicole's website at www.nicolehenry.com.