Fort Lauderdale Art Salons
Venetian Arts Society presents UP CLOSE & PERSONAL with Jazz Sensation, NICOLE HENRY, on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale (1 East Las Olas Blvd). The event is being held in conjunction with “The Movement: Bob Adelman and Civil Rights Era Photography.”
For this evening, Nicole Henry will be dressed in custom evening gowns by Marcello Vittoria Maison du Couture. Following the intimate and interactive Salon Concert there will be a VIP Champagne Social in the main lobby of Museum of Art to offer our guests the opportunity to meet Nicole Henry. The “piece de resistance” of the reception will be a dramatic presentation of some of the highlights of the sophisticated and glamorous new collection from Marcello Vittoria Maison du Couture!
Following the intimate and interactive Salon Concert there will be a VIP Champagne Social to meet Nicole Henry. Ms. Henry will return the next morning, Friday, April 25 for A Conversation with the Artist, a non-traditional Master Class/interview/Q&A hosted by television personality Julia Yarbrough. The Master Class will feature local college and high school students, as well as professional singers.
Salon Concert: Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:30 pm Horvitz Auditorium
$45.00 General Admission
$60.00 VIP Package ($30.00 Museum of Art & VAS Members)
VIP Package includes Salon Concert preferred seating,
Post Concert Champagne Reception with Nicole Henry, and Master Class.
Master Class: Friday, April 25, 2014 10AM-noon Horvitz Auditorium at Museum of Art
$20.00 General Admission: A Conversation with Nicole Henry
FREE to Museum of Art Members, VAS Members and Students
** Reservations are required as open seating is limited**
Three ways to purchase tickets: www.VenetianArtsSociety.org
call Willie Riddle at (954) 709-7447
Since her debut in 2004, Nicole Henry has established herself as one of the jazz world’s most acclaimed vocalists, possessing a potent combination of dynamic vocal abilities, impeccable phrasing, and powerful emotional resonance.
Her passionate, soulful voice and heart-felt charisma has earned her a 2013 Soul Train Award for “Best Traditional Jazz Performance,” 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 repertoire from the American Songbook, classic and contemporary jazz, contemporary standards, blues and originals.
She has captivated audiences in over 15 countries, headlining at venues 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, NYC; Jazz at Lincoln Center; Blues Alley; Arsht Center; Feinstein’s; Green Mill; Madrid Jazz Festival; the Regattabar; and Catalina Jazz.
Her 2004 debut CD release, The Nearness of You, won considerable attention from audiences and critics in the U.S. and in Japan, where they named her Best New Jazz Artist of 2004. The following year, Ms. Henry’s Teach Me Tonight reached #1 in Japan and was named HMV Japan’s Best Vocal Jazz Album of 2005. Then, in 2008, The Very Thought of You substantially expanded her American audience, reaching #7 on Billboard‘s jazz chart.
The 2011 release of the Embraceable CD was a creative triumph for Ms. Henry as it expanded her recordings beyond those of the American Songbook jazz standards which had been her focus up until that time. Embraceable included more originals, soul and even a touch of gospel, and reached the Top 20 on jazz and smooth U.S. jazz radio charts. Joining Ms. Henry on Embraceable was an amazing collection of jazz artists including Kirk Whalum, Gerald Clayton, John Stoddart, Julian Lage, Gil Goldstein, Larry Grenadier, and Eric Harland.
Ms. Henry demonstrates her diversity and skills as a performer and a peerless interpreter of songs on her 2013 release, SO GOOD, SO RIGHT: Nicole Henry Live. The 13-track live album, which was recorded at sold-out performances at Feinstein’s in NYC in May 2012, showcases her soulful, inspired renditions of some of her favorite classic hits of the ‘70s from iconic artists including Bill Withers, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, The Commodores and Gladys Knight.