Time to Love Again: Nicole Henry
“An exuberant, joyous, immaculately executed set…”–DownBeat Magazine
“TIME TO LOVE AGAIN is a triumph." – Roots Music Report
“A truly superb recording from start to finish…uplifting and poignant.” – The Jazz Page
“A rare talent…deftly combines jazz, pop sensibilities, and soul…one of the best new CDs I’ve heard (this year).” – San Diego Troubadour
Powerhouse jazz vocalist Nicole Henry will return to Feinstein’s Carmel to celebrate the release of her 8th CD, Time to Love Again, an eclectic mix of jazz standards and reimagined pop tunes by a diverse group of iconic composers including Anthony Newley, James Taylor, Rodgers & Hart, Buffy St. Marie, Ned Washington, Stevie Wonder and Joan Armatrading.
Since her first release in 2004, Henry has headlined in 20 countries and earned a Soul Train Award for “Best Traditional Jazz Performance” as well as four TOP 10 albums on Billboard, JazzWeek, HMV Japan & UK Sweet Rhythms charts. She’s also recorded and performed with artists such as Kirk Whalum, Gerald Clayton, Julian Lage, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra and Michael Feinstein.
Her soulful interpretations have become a favorite with worldwide audiences and critics alike. Stephen Holden of The New York Times raved, “I had the sense of being in the presence of a pop-soul superwoman whose every gesture and inflection conveyed confidence and mastery.” BroadwayWorld says, “So powerful is her charisma, so unique is her personality, so rich is her music, so abandoned is her joy that you can't watch her without being drawn in.”
Whether burning through a swing tune or gently caressing a ballad, Henry truly makes each song uniquely her own and is often favorably compared to Whitney Houston and Natalie Cole for her dynamic range, impeccable phrasing, and bluesy gospel style.
As the UK Jazz Journal writes, “Very warmly recommended to those who like the real thing.”