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Since her debut in 2004, Nicole Henry has established herself as one of the jazz world's most acclaimed performers, possessing a potent combination of dynamic vocal abilities, impeccable phrasing, and sincere, powerful emotional resonance.

Her passionate, soulful voice and heartfelt charisma have earned her a Soul Train Award for “Best Traditional Jazz Performance," and three Top 10 U.S. Billboard and 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 unparalleled interpretations of repertoire from the American Songbook, classic and contemporary jazz, popular standards, blues and originals.

She has captivated audiences in over 20 countries, headlining 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; Jazz at Lincoln Center; Blues Alley; Arsht Center; Feinstein’s; Green Mill; Jazz St. Louis; Madrid Jazz Festival; the Regattabar; and Catalina Jazz.

She has recorded with some of today’s musical greats including Kirk Whalum, Julian Lage, Gerald Clayton and Gil Goldstein and has performed with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra and Michael Feinstein. In late 2019, Ms. Henry returned to the theatrical stage and garnered critical praise in the musical “The Bodyguard,” and in early 2020, she will perform in the new musical “A Wonderful World,” the story of Louis Armstrong.

“I had the sense of being in the presence of a pop-soul superwoman whose every gesture and inflection conveyed confidence and mastery…” - Stephen Holden, NY Times

“….a paragon of perfection… the vocal love child of Whitney Houston and Sarah Vaughan."
- Jordan Levin, Miami Herald

“Listen and you’ll hear an artist who knows how to make a song her own… Henry aims right for the emotional center…". - Philip Van Vleck, Billboard

“(Henry) can sell a power ballad as well as Whitney, Diana and Patti.” - Jazz Times

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BroadwayWorld New Hampshire Awards December 5th Standings; NEWSIES THE MUSICAL Leads Best Musical!

It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld New Hampshire Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards December 5th Standings; Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Applications Open For Songbook Academy 2024

Applications are now open for Songbook Academy 2024, a national summer music intensive for high school vocalists. This transformative program offers professional mentoring and lifetime connections in America's musical heritage. Apply now!

Nicole Henry Heads Uptown For Special Holiday Concert

International recording artist Nicole Henry will bring in the holidays at Aaron Davis Hall on Friday, December 8, as City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) presents a special concert with the powerhouse jazz vocalist.

Music Review: Nicole Henry Covers Sade (In Gold) With Her New Single IS IT A CRIME?

The longing of a woman who wants to give all to someone who has nothing but lies for her… but still she asks the title’s question… Is It A Crime?

Review: NICOLE HENRY Packs The House For Birdland Debut

Thank goodness Jim Caruso invited Nicole Henry to Birdland.

Julie Benko, Daniel Reichard, and More to Play Birdland in July

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are open this July with a full slate of nightly performances! 

Carole J. Bufford to Present DIVINE DECADENCE for Six Shows at Birdland Theater

BIRDLAND THEATER will present the return of Carole J. Bufford in the world premiere of her new show “Divine Decadence” for a special six-performance engagement from Friday, July 21 to Sunday, July 23 with shows each night at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM.

The Billy Stritch Trio to Return to Birdland Theater for Six-Show Engagement

BIRDLAND THEATER will present the return of The Billy Stritch Trio for a special six-show engagement from Friday, July 14 to Sunday, July 16, with shows each night at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM.

Julie Benko to Return to Birdland With JULIE SINGS JULE This Summer

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present Broadway’s newest sensation Julie Benko – in “Julie Sings Jule,” a concert celebrating the songs of Jule Styne – on Monday, July 24 at 7:00 PM.

AN EVENING WITH NICOLE HENRY is Coming to Birdland in July

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present powerhouse vocalist Nicole Henry on Monday, July 10 at 7:00 PM.

Review: THE COLOR PURPLE Inspires At North Carolina Theatre

Whether you've read Alice Walker's novel or seen Spielberg's film adaptation, it's fair to assume that you might already know the main beats of this modern American classic. But seeing North Carolina Theatre's production of the musical adaptation will make you feel like you're experiencing the story for the first time.

North Carolina Theatre Announces Cast And Creatives Of THE COLOR PURPLE

The cast, ensemble, and creative team of The North Carolina Theatre's The Color Purple take us on a heart-wrenching yet joyful journey to a deeper understanding and celebration of life.

Will Nunziata to Join LIVE WITH RYE & FRIENDS ON BROADWAY This Week

Rye Myers, “Your Broadway & Entertainment BFF!” and Host of the popular two-time BroadwayWorld Award-nominated in-person Broadway talk show Live with Rye & Friends on Broadway, will welcome Will Nunziata as his special guest at this week’s talk show!

Feature: Editor's Picks For 2022

This is not a “Best Of” list because it isn’t for me to say what is best, only what resonated with me, but after a lot, a lot, a lot of shows, this New Year's Eve, these shows are still on my mind.

Feature: Gifts To Cabaret That Last All Year - Day Three

For the next eight days of the holiday season, Broadway World Cabaret is looking at artists that we consider gifts to the art form, every day of the year, not just Christmas day. Day three is our day to celebrate Nicole Henry.

Review: Nicole Henry Brings Warmth And Wonder to 54 Below With WHEN I THINK OF HOME

Nicole Henry played 54 Below for two nights with her Home-themed show of music and memories, and the fans were out in droves to take in the magic.

10 Videos To Get Us Jazzed For A NICOLE HENRY HOLIDAY at 54 Below December 10 & 11

Jazz great Nicole Henry is ready to celebrate the holidays and celebrate home as she returns to NYC and 54 Below with A NICOLE HENRY HOLIDAY.

Photos: First Look at THE STORY OF VELVETEEN RABBIT at Bergen County Players

Bergen County Players (BCP), one of America’s foremost community theater groups, will continue its 90th season with the return of a treasured holiday season tradition: the annual BCP family show. THE STORY OF VELVETEEN RABBIT, a musical based on the classic book by Margery Williams, plays December 3 through December 18 at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell. Check out photos here!

54 SINGS LADY GAGA And More Taking The Stage Next Week At 54 Below

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

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