NHenry-DreamHenry Headlines Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Acclaimed jazz vocalist Nicole Henry returns to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York for a two-night engagement for her signature concert series “A Time to Love.” Henry will perform a diverse repertoire from the American Songbook including such standards as “That Old Black Magic,” “I Just Found Out About Love,” “Sweet Georgia Brown,” and “A Time for Love,” among other classics. Henry hopes that her message of love through song permeates the hearts and thoughts of people and inspires them to love more. “I want to remind people that love is what life is all about,” says Henry. “I want to share songs about the vulnerability of love, the need we have for love, and the understanding that it takes to create love between one another.”

The Philadelphia native is set to record a tribute album to music icon Nancy Wilson. Recently, Henry was invited to perform at Wilson’s 80th birthday celebration. This was her first time meeting the music legend, and she was honored to sing one of her original songs, “A Little Time Alone,” co-written by Henry with songwriting partners Doug Emery and John Stoddart, and is featured on her fourth CD recording Embraceable. Henry says the song “speaks to the need to take time to hear your voice, embrace yourself, and make sure to give yourself enough time to share yourself and gifts to the world.”

Wilson was surrounded by more than 300 family and friends at the Taglyan Cultural Complex in Hollywood, California. Guests included Stevie Wonder, Angela Bassett, Arsenio Hall, Mary Wilson, Regina Belle, Howard Hewett, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, and others. During the evening, Henry had a bonding moment with Wilson by sharing stories of Henry’s aunt who attended a nearby high school in Wilson’s native Chillicothe, Ohio. “It was overwhelmingly a lovely event,” she says. “Everything she is was reflected in all the love and energy and the beautiful and kind words people shared about her. She is a very giving woman, and it was an honor to meet her.”