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Nicole Henry Crowns Inaugural Season of “South Florida JAZZ at Bailey Hall”

International jazz and soul vocal stylist will lead her quintet on June 16

Davie, Fla. (June 1, 2018) – International jazz vocal stylist Nicole Henry will lead her quintet in the culmination of the current "South Florida JAZZ at Bailey Hall" series on Saturday, June 16 at 8 p.m. "Ron's 15" Jazz Discussion" by South Florida JAZZ President & Artistic Director Ronald B. Weber precedes the show at 7:45 p.m.

Possessing a potent combination of onstage charisma, impeccable phrasing and powerful emotional resonance, she has established herself as one of the jazz world's most acclaimed vocalists. Her repertoire includes the Great American Songbook, classic and contemporary jazz titles, blues and original compositions.

"I cannot imagine a better finale to the inaugural season of 'South Florida JAZZ at Bailey Hall'," said Dr. Dan Barnard, Broward College associate dean of cultural affairs and director of Bailey Hall. "Dr. Weber has brought internationally renowned artists to Bailey Hall this year and now we top it off with a local artist who is herself acclaimed around the world."

Honored with a Soul Train Award for "Best Traditional Jazz Performance," Henry has seen three releases reach the Top 10 U.S. Billboard chart. She has captivated audiences in over 15 countries, headlining at venues in New York, Tokyo, Madrid, Moscow, Paris, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and Miami, among others. She is wildly popular in Japan, where her debut release, The Nearness of You, led her to be named Best New Jazz Artist of 2004 and HMV Japan honored her next release, Teach Me Tonight, as Best Vocal Jazz Album of 2005. The 2011 release, Embraceable, was a creative triumph for Nicole as it expanded her repertoire beyond the American Songbook and jazz standards that had been her principal focus up to that time.

Henry has also performed in more than 30 music festivals worldwide and in some of the world's most famous venues including the Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Washington, DC's Blues Alley, Chicago's iconic Green Mill, the Regattabar in Boston and LA's Catalina Jazz Club.

Her career achievements have been officially recognized by The City of Philadelphia as well as the City of Miami Beach and Miami-Dade County, who awarded proclamations naming "Nicole Henry Day(s)" in 2011 and 2016 respectively.

Tickets are $35 - $45; a $10 ticket is available for students under 25 with valid I.D. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.baileyhall.org or contacting the Bailey Hall box office at (954) 201-6884. The physical box office and phone lines are open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and one hour prior to the event. The flagship venue of Broward College, Bailey Hall is located on the A. Hugh Adams Central Campus at 3501 SW Davie Rd. in Davie and offers complimentary parking.


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ABOUT BAILEY HALL:

Bailey Hall offers Broward College students, faculty and the South Florida community with highest quality cultural entertainment and programming which is hip, smart, engaging, and authentic. The College uses its various music, theater, and film series to incorporate an academic component for its fine arts and visual arts students through master classes, workshops and participation. Recently, Bailey Hall underwent a $5.6 million renovation to improve the experience, sound and atmosphere.

ABOUT BROWARD COLLEGE:
Serving more than 63,000 students annually, Broward College provides residents with certificate programs, two-year university-transfer degrees, two-year career degrees and baccalaureate degrees in selected programs. The mission of the college is to provide high-quality educational programs and services that are affordable and accessible to a diverse community of learners. For more information, visit www.broward.edu.

ABOUT SOUTH FLORIDA JAZZ:

South Florida JAZZ, Inc. (SFJ) is a nonprofit cultural arts organization that incorporated in 1992 to produce the Hollywood Jazz Festival, which terminated in 2005. It is and based in Broward County, but has presented in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties, as well.  Current activities, in its 26th season, focus upon production of a seasonal monthly concert series that migrated to Bailey Hall in 2018, and features critically acclaimed national and international artists. Additionally, SFJ has created several in-school mentoring programs from young children to collegiate music majors. SFJ sponsors master classes and clinics for high school and college students conducted by premier musicians visiting the area in conjunction with SFJ performances. The organization receives grants from Broward County and private foundations in addition to private donation from its membership. Additional information is available at southfloridajazz.org.


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