Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-by-sea
Wednesday 8th November, 2017
I’d not heard of Nicole Henry until it was announced that she was to perform the opening gig at the London Jazz Festival. I then found out that two days before, the Ropetackle Arts Centre in Shoreham-by-Sea had gained the distinction of booking her for a UK debut performance.
A powerful voice, great range, and with total control, she covers jazz standards, blues, the American Songbook and cabaret. From ballads to a belter, she can perform the lot. I find it hard to understand why she is not better known over here. That will surely change now. Well done the Ropetackle.
Nicole Henry, vocals; Chris Ingham, piano; Paul Higgs, trumpet; Arnie Somogyi, bass; George Double, drums.
[Photo by Brian O'Connor, www.imagesofjazz.com]