An opportunity to hear first hand this great US soul and blues singer on her way to opening the 2017 London Jazz Festival
Flying in from her base in Miami, Florida USA, performing at Ropetackle for her UK debut and in advance of her opening the EFG London Jazz Festival, comes the outstanding soul blues and jazz singer Nicole Henry.
Nicole’s potent combination of dynamic vocal abilities, impeccable phrasing and powerful emotional resonance have made her one of the jazz world’s most acclaimed vocalists. Her repertoire includes the American Songbook, classic and contemporary jazz standards, blues and originals. Also featured will be music from her tribute album to the legendary song stylist, Nancy Wilson.
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.
Nicole is accompanied by an ensemble of leading UK jazz stars led by Chris Ingham at the piano, featuring Paul Higgs– trumpet, Arnie Somogyi – double bass and George Double – drums
“ 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
Performance starts at 8pm