Since her debut in 2004, Nicole Henry has established herself as one of the jazz world's most acclaimed vocalists, possessing a potent combination of dynamic vocal abilities, impeccable phrasing, and powerful emotional resonance.
Her passionate, soulful voice and heart-felt charisma has earner her a 2013 Soul Train Award for "Best Traditional Jazz Performance," three Top-10 U.S. Billboard and HMV Japan jazz albums. Heralded by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Japan Times, El Pais, Jazz Times, Essence and more, Ms. Henry tells real stories through repertoire from the American Songbook, classic and contemporary jazz, contemporary standards, blues and originals.
Frank Vignola & Vinnie Raniolo with special guest Andreas Oberg Thursday & Friday, Jan. 26-27 7pm & 9:15pm
Frank Vignola is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. Guitar legend Les Paul named Vignola to his "Five Most Admired Guitar List" for the Wall Street Journal. Vignola's jaw-dropping technique explains why the New York Times deemed him "one of the brightest..stars of the guitar."
At age 26, Vinny Raniolo has already performed at some of the top venues in the world with his music. He has been on numerous recordings with Bucky Pizzarelli, Tommy Emmanuel, Tony Trishka, Matt Flinner, Ken Peplowski to name a few.
Andreas Oberg is a Swedish virtuoso guitarist, gold & platinum songwriter, producer/vocal producer and educator. Andreas has written songs on several #1 chart topping releases in Japan and Korea and to this day has sold more than 1.5 million physical records worldwide.
Jon Cleary & His Trio Friday & Saturday, March 20-21 7 & 9:15 pm
In the hallowed ranks of New Orleans "piano professors," Jon Cleary is on the tenure track. Born in England and bred in New Orleans, Cleary is a triple threat combining soulful vocals, masterful piano skills, and a knack for composing infectious grooves with melodic hooks and sharp lyrics. He balances performing - solo on piano, with his new trio The Philthy Phew and noted funk band The Absolute Monster Gentlemen - alongside a long standing career as a notorious hired gun with the likes of John Scofield and Eric Clapton. His performing and recording credits include work with B.B. King, D'Angelo, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo, India Arie, Ryan Adams, and former band leader Bonnie Raitt.