Nicole Henry, Jazz Sensation

Venetian Arts Society presents Venetian Arts CAFÉ SOCIETY at WMODA (Gallery of Amazing Things)

Thursday, April 11, 2019 6-9 pm

Presenting Venetian Arts…Café Society is yet another of the innovative 21st century concepts of experiencing the arts in, socializing, and challenging our intellect…all simultaneously and in a more complete fashion!

Venetian Arts CAFÉ SOCIETY at WMODA/Gallery of Amazing Things
WMODA – Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts
481 South Federal Hwy
Dania Beach, FL 33004
Inside the Gallery of Amazing Things

VAS/JKV/WMODA Members $35.00      General Public $50.00

For Tickets Complete the Booking Information Below
Or Contact Us At:
William Riddle, Executive/Artistic Director
Venetian Arts Society
PO Box 2114
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33303
(954) 709-7447
Willie@VenetianArtsSociety.org

 

 

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 earned her a Soul Train Award for “Best Traditional Jazz Performance,” and 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 peerless interpretations of repertoire from the American Songbook, classic and contemporary jazz, popular standards, blues and originals.

She has captivated audiences in over 20 countries, headlining at venues in cities including New York, Tokyo, Madrid, Moscow, Paris, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and Miami. Ms. Henry has also performed in more than 30 music festivals worldwide and in some of the world’s most famous venues including Blue Note; Jazz at Lincoln Center; Blues Alley; Arsht Center; Feinstein’s; Green Mill; Jazz St. Louis; Madrid Jazz Festival; the Regattabar; and Catalina Jazz.

Growing up in a musical family in Bucks County, PA, Ms. Henry 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 2002.” Since then, based on her career accomplishments and active commitment to supporting non-profits such as Miami Children’s Initiative, YoungArts and Miami Music Project, proclamations from the City of Miami Beach and Miami-Dade County have named “Nicole Henry Days” in 2011 and 2016. Ms. Henry is also serving a second term on the Board of Governors of the Florida Chapter of the Recording Academy.

“I had the sense of being in the presence of a pop-soul superwoman whose every gesture and inflection conveyed confidence and mastery…. time and again she invested familiar songs with an extra fillip of conviction and made you reconsider the words.”

Stephen Holden

NY Times

“A jazz singer of pop instinct and cabaret sophistication.”

Nate Chinen

New York Times

“Jazz singer Nicole Henry seems a paragon of perfection. She is tall, willowy and poised… The voice that pours out of her is even more impressive…the vocal love child of Whitney Houston and Sarah Vaughan.”

Jordan Levin

Miami Herald

“Listen and you’ll hear an artist who knows how to make a song her own… Henry aims right for the emotional center…”.

Phillip Van Vleck

Billboard

“(Henry) can sell a power ballad as well as Whitney, Diana and Patti.” 

Jazz Times

“She is the genuine article, the dream at last come true..” 

Huffington Post


Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts

 

http://wmoda.com

 

Welcome to the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts, a world-class collection of ceramic art and studio glass in South Florida. Our galleries showcase the finest British and European pottery and porcelain from the last two centuries, including Wedgwood, Royal Doulton and Lladró. Our glass collections feature stunning studio glass by Chihuly and Lalique.

Taking once again from history, we reach this time into late-19th century and draw from a culture characterized by continual socializing in bistros, coffee shops, and night clubs. These were sometimes extravagantly frivolous and sometimes intensely intellectual in nature, but always high spirited and exhilarating! The socialites who regularly frequented these fashionable night spots became known as Café Society.

VAS is honored to partner with the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts, a world-class collection of ceramic art and studio glass in South Florida. Our galleries showcase the finest British and European pottery and porcelain from the last two centuries, including Wedgwood, Royal Doulton and Lladró. Our glass collections feature stunning studio glass by Chihuly and Lalique.

 


Venetian Arts Society Cafe Society

cafe society

Café Society is yet another of the innovative 21st century concepts of experiencing the arts in, socializing, and challenging our intellect…all simultaneously and in a more complete fashion!

Taking once again from history, we reach this time into late-19th century and draw from a culture characterized by continual socializing in bistros, coffee shops, and night clubs. These were sometimes extravagantly frivolous and sometimes intensely intellectual in nature, but always high spirited and exhilarating! The socialites who regularly frequented these fashionable night spots became known as Café Society.

In 1938, a brilliant cultural visionary named Barney Josephson opened a restaurant/night club at 1 Sheridan Square in New York City’s Greenwich Village that he called Café Society. The club prided itself on treating black and white customers equally, unlike many venues, such as the Cotton Club, that featured black performers but barred black customers except for prominent blacks in the entertainment industry. The club featured many of the greatest black musicians of the day, from a wide range of backgrounds, often presented with a strongly political bent.

Venetian Arts…Café Society is based upon all of this and more! We continue to strive to fulfill our mission statement of highlighting the multi-cultural diversity of our community in order that we may bring people of all these wonderfully rich and diverse cultures together as One… to look at our world from the same perspective as opposed to having the restrictions of ethnic and cultural barriers…and have fun at the same time!


Venetian Arts Society (VAS), a not-for-profit tax exempt 501©3, is a membership-based organization that highlights the multi-cultural and inter-generational diversity of our community through a celebration of multi-disciplinary arts in intimate and interactive art salon settings. The goal is to synthesize the total artistic, social, and educational experience and to enrich the individual lives of all in our community through meaningful and purposeful artistic presentations… evoking the vibrancy, energy, and sheer productivity that result when people of all ages come together.

The Venetian Arts Society’s Grand Salon begins with a wine reception at 6:00 pm to give the opportunity for our guests to socialize and enjoy and artistic and educational experience creating an atmosphere of “art complimenting art.”

At 7:00 pm, students and guests will move into the theater for Salon Concert for the performance art with our guest artist. Our goal is to offer everyone in our community, whether novice or connoisseur, the rare and extraordinary chance to observe and interact with major international artists.

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Date/Time
04/11/2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Venue
Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts
481 S. Federal Hwy, Dania Beach, Fl, 33004


Bookings

Ticket Type Price Spaces
General Public $50.00
VAS/JKV/WMODA Members $35.00