Quite honestly, there have been a lot of really interesting things happening behind the scenes with the Allentown JazzFest. But this is one of our favorite announcements that we are going to roll out for the 2015 Festival. The INCREDIBLE Nicole Henry will appear at The Renaissance Allentown Ballroom on April 28th at 9pm. A world class singer in a world class venue.
In terms of contemporary jazz singers, it doesn't get much better than Nicole. Everyone on the staff has been psyched about this one since we booked her.
Tickets available here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1388540
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.
Ms. Henry will perform in the Ballroom at the Renaissance Allentown on Wednesday, April 29th.
Her 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. Billboardand HMV Japan jazz albums. Heralded by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Japan Times, El Pais, Jazz Times, Essence and more, Ms. Henry tells real stories through repertoire from the American Songbook, classic and contemporary jazz, contemporary standards, blues and originals.
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.
Her 2004 debut CD release, The Nearness of You, won considerable attention from audiences and critics in the U.S. and in Japan, where they named her Best New Jazz Artist of 2004. The following year, Ms. Henry’s Teach Me Tonightreached #1 in Japan and was named HMV Japan’s Best Vocal Jazz Album of 2005. Then, in 2008, The Very Thought of You substantially expanded her American audience, reaching #7 on Billboard‘s jazz chart.