The Betsy Hotel Sets the Stage for World-Renowned Vocalist Nicole Henry's Latest Music Video
Directed by Leesa Richards with principal photography by Richards and Eric Hernandez, the scene of the crime was The Betsy Hotel (thebetsyhotel.com) – an Art Deco era beachfront Ocean Drive resort. This historic luxury boutique property known for its commitment to the arts has celebrated a wide range of cultural luminaries from Langston Hughes to Mohammed Ali. As a haven for Miami-jazz it’s often featured our own Nicole Henry performing in B Bar, an underground space with a Speakeasy feel that served as the location for the video’s end sequence photography.
Celebrating a 20-year career and eight critically acclaimed chart-topping CDs, Nicole is the recipient of a Soul Train Award for “Best Traditional Jazz Performance,” and has garnered four Top-10 jazz albums on the U.S. Billboard; JazzWeek; HMV Japan, and U.K. Sweet Rhythms charts. Nicole has 225,000+ monthly listeners on Spotify and has songs placed on over 18,000 Int’l playlists. The single release of “Is It a Crime,” from her latest album Time to Love Again was recently added as the #1 breakthrough single on the UK Soul Charts. This is her fourth charting single from the album which Downbeat Magazine called, an “exuberant, joyous, immaculately executed set.”
The New York Times, Miami Herald, and Jazz Times Magazine have compared powerhouse jazz vocalist Nicole Henry to Whitney Houston and Natalie Cole for her dynamic range, impeccable phrasing, and bluesy gospel style. Whether burning through a swing tune or gently caressing a ballad, Nicole truly makes each song uniquely her own and “aims right for the emotional center.” (Billboard)
The New York Times raved, “Every gesture and inflection conveyed confidence and mastery…I had the sense of being in the presence of a pop-soul superwoman.” Broadway World says, “So powerful is her charisma, so unique is her personality, so rich is her music, so abandoned is her joy that you can't watch her without being drawn in."
Ms. Henry continues her national tour with upcoming performances throughout the end of the year including her upcoming 10th annual holiday fundraising concert on December 5th at the Colony Theatre in Miami Beach. For further tour dates visit nicolehenry.com.
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