Stephen Holden on Nicole Henry

June 28, 2011

The NYTimes comments on the jazz bird: “Besides “It’s All Right With Me,” the high point of her set was the old Dusty Springfield hit “Just a Little Lovin’.” When it was over, Ms. Henry half-jokingly suggested that the song might not really be about the pleasures of wake-up sex but about remembering to love yourself during your early-morning yoga routine. She brought it up to date.”


Stephen Holden on Nicole Henry

February 15, 2010

A Valentine from the NyTimes: Ms. Henry, who gave a Valentine’s weekend performance on Saturday to a packed house at the club, tilts a little more toward jazz. Her singing is free of the flowery melismas that became a ubiquitous pop cliché in the 1990s and threatened to turn singing into a mindless gymnastic exercise. Her sound is also devoid of the kind of scat improvisations that many ambitious jazz singers unfortunately feel obligated to shoehorn into their performances to certify a usually bogus kinship with Ella Fitzgerald.