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Nicole Henry

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Nicole Henry has established herself as one of the jazz world's most acclaimed vocalists. Her soulful voice has earned her a Soul Train Award for "Best Traditional Jazz Performance," & three Top-10 U.S. Billboard & HMV Japan jazz albums. Her debut release, 'The Nearness of You', won great attention in the U.S. & in Japan, where they named her "Best New Jazz Artist" of 2004. The following year, Henry's 'Teach Me Tonight' reached #1 in Japan & was named HMV Japan's "Best Vocal Jazz Album." In 2008, 'The Very Thought of You' expanded her American audience, reaching #7 on Billboard's jazz charts. Her 2011 release, 'Embraceable', a creative triumph, featured many originals & stellar artists including Kirk Whalum, Gerald Clayton, John Stoddart, Julian Lage, & more. 'Set for the Season: Live in Japan' CD was released in 2012 to fulfill fan requests for Christmas music with a jazz flair. In 2013, she released 'So Good, So Right: Nicole Henry LIVE', winning a Soul Train Award for “Best Traditional Jazz Performance.” In 2015, ‘Summer Sessions EP' with guitarist James Bryan was released to great fanfare & included acoustic versions of such favorites as Ray LaMontagne’s 'Let It Be Me' & Whitney Houston’s 'Your Love is My Love'. Aside from her musical endeavors, Henry has returned to the stage performing in musicals. She also gives back to the community as a Board member of the Miami Music Project & a Board Governor of the GRAMMY music organization, The Recording Academy.