Jazz vocalist Nicole Henry’s expressive, soulful voice and uplifting energy has earned her three top 10 albums along with international accolades from Moscow to Madrid.
Growing up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Henry pursued the arts early on, singing in school and church, and studying cello and ballet. After graduating from the University of Miami, Henry launched a successful acting career, appearing in commercial roles and voiceover assignments. But her passion was her full-time singing career, quickly recognized when the Miami New Times named Henry “Best Solo Musician 2002”.
Henry’s 2004 debut CD, The Nearness of You, won attention from audiences and critics in the U.S. and in Japan, where they named Henry “Best New Jazz Artist of 2004”. The following year, Henry’s Teach Me Tonight reached number one in Japan and was named HMV Japan’s “Best Vocal Jazz Album of 2005”. 2008’s The Very Thought of You reached number seven on Billboard’s jazz chart, and 2011’s Embraceable reached the top 20 on jazz and smooth jazz radio charts.
On her sixth album, So Good, So Right: Nicole Henry LIVE, Henry sings the emotionally tinged songs of the 1970s. Recorded at Henry’s sold-out performances at Feinstein’s in NYC in May 2012, the album showcases her soulful, inspired interpretations of her favorite Seventies hits, including Brenda Russell’s So Good, So Right, Aretha Franklin’s Spirit in the Dark, the Bill Withers classic Use Me, Fleetwood Mac’s iconic Landslide, and more.