Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Nicole Henry Appearing in Jazz Concert in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

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International Jazz Star Featured in May Jazz Concert

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Fresh from her recent tours of Russia and Mexico, jazz vocalist Nicole Henry has been called “…one of the most impressive live performers to personalize the great American songbook.” by the Japan Times. On May 13, Ms. Henry will be featured in her jazz concert Almost Like Being in Love presented by the Gold Coast Jazz Society. The show will take place on Wednesday, May 13 at 7:45pm the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Single tickets are $35 and $40 and $12 for students with ID. Tickets are still available through the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office at 954-462-0222 or online at or A pre-concert Jazz Riff jazz talk will be given by WXEL radio host Stu Grant at 7:00pm in the theater before the show.

With style, grace and a stellar list of international jazz performances and awards, vocalist Nicole Henry sings powerfully to inspire and touch the heart. With three TOP 10 CDs released in the last four years, Nicole brings back elegance and class to jazz. She continues to win awards and accolades, though now performing internationally at clubs and festivals in Japan, Spain, London, Jamaica, Korea, China and Mexico, where she presented her tribute to Billie Holiday. Her performance at the Jazz á Juan les Pins Festival in the south of France won her the Prix du Jury 2007 award as part of their international Révélations vocal jazz competition.

Raised in the arts haven of Bucks County, PA with a mom who always played classical piano in the house, Nicole and her sister studied music and dance. With a full academic scholarship to the University of Miami, she studied architecture for two years before changing majors to advertising and theater. It wasn’t until she recorded for a dance music DJ/producer named Noel Sanger, went on the road performing at jazz and blues clubs and heard her song on Billboard’s Dance Music Charts for eight weeks that she believed she could make a living as a performer. “I knew I wanted to use art to affect people’s lives. And that’s what I can accomplish through my singing…help people relate to their feelings, and then celebrate that feeling.”

Nicole is now a full-time performer and songwriter. She has also tapped her acting background by winning roles in national television commercial campaigns for Verizon Wireless, Amtrak, McDonald's (with Venus and Serena Williams), Air Jamaica, Rite Aid Pharmacies, Hershey's Swoops, Sears Optical and others. She was the lead actress in the feature-length, independent films, In Plain Sight and Chapter and Verse, and starred in a four-part pilot of a children's television series, The Lemonade Stand, aired on select US stations. She also starred in the independent short film Miami Chronicles sponsored by the Independent Film Channel. All three of these films feature original songs by Nicole.

Tickets are still available for this performance. The Gold Coast Jazz Society, a not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of jazz music through a mainstage concert series, free community concerts, jazz education programs and other events. Season sponsors include HI Foundation, BankAtlantic, DeMeo Young McGrath, Miller Wiggin & Associates, Morgan Stanley, The PaperMill, WLRN FM and the Riverside Hotel. Go online for more information about the Gold Coast Jazz Society or call 954-524-0805.

Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council, and by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and Funding Arts Broward.

Pam Dearden
Executive Director
Gold Coast Jazz Society
1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
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