This week, Ira Sternberg spoke with international award-winning vocalist Nicole Henry, performing in Myron’s at The Smith Center October 14 at 5 and 8 p.m. In this episode of “The Talk About Las Vegas Podcast” Nicole talks about why her first opportunity to sing on a regular basis was on a drag show; why she first chose the wrong instrument to practice on; when she fell in love with jazz; how she was influenced by many artists but always focuses on her own voice in performance; and why music is part of her family history.
Growing up in a musical family in Bucks County, PA, Nicole immersed herself in the arts early on, singing in school and church, and studying cello and ballet. After graduating from the University of Miami with a degree in Communications and Theatre, she launched a successful acting career, appearing in national commercial roles as well as a series of voiceover assignments. However, she directed her strongest passion toward the development of her full-time singing career, which was quickly rewarded when the Miami New Times named Nicole “Best Solo Musician.” She has earned a Soul Train Award for “Best Traditional Jazz Performance” as well as four Top-10 U.S. Billboard and HMV Japan jazz albums.
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