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Nicole Henry in NY ­ Nov. 6 then joins the Duke Ellington Orchestra in Tokyo Nov. 18-24

Nicole Henry has won praise from both critics and audiences worldwide for her powerful ability to truly touch and inspire people with her beautiful voice and stunning presence.  She has released three international TOP 10-selling jazz CDs within the past five years and has toured in over ten countries. Jazz Improv writes, “…beautiful, emotionally evocative…a terrific voice and a sensitive way with a lyric.”  It’s with that same sensitivity that Nicole Henry mesmerizes audiences wherever she goes. Uplifting and captivating, her voice embraces jazz, pop and soulful nuances with a spirited ‘joie de vivre.”

Born in Philadelphia, Nicole was raised in the arts haven of Bucks County. After graduating from the University of Miami, Nicole performed throughout Miami singing pop, soul and original music, winning local awards and lending her voice to recordings. In 2004, after falling in love with the melodies, lyrics and freedom of jazz, Nicole released her solo debut CD The Nearness of You to critical acclaim.  In the U.S., Nicole received rave reviews and airplay on national jazz radio, including XM and Sirius Satellite Radio.  In Japan, after climbing to #2 on HMV Japan Jazz Charts, and staying in the TOP 10 for three months HMV Japan named Nicole “Best New Jazz Artist of 2004.” Her follow-up CD, Teach Me Tonight with the Eddie Higgins Trio reached #1 at HMV Japan, and earned her their honor of “Best Vocal Jazz Album of 2005.”

Nicole’s latest CD release, The Very Thought of You reached #7 on the U.S. Billboard Jazz Chart in September 2008, positioned between Diana Krall and Tony Bennett. This romantic CD features love songs, originals and gems from the great American Songbook. It was produced by music veteran Hal Batt (Regina Belle, Jean Carne, Julio Iglesias) with an assist from Executive Creative Producer Don Mizell (co-producer of Ray Charles’ Genius Loves Company).

Nicole’s impressionable voice and ever increasing international popularity is also recognized by Delta Airlines. Among a select group of jazz greats like Miles Davis and Cassandra Wilson, Delta featured Nicole’s The Nearness of You CD on their in-flight entertainment programming for sixteen months on all international and U.S. transcontinental flights. With continued support, they are currently featuring The Very Thought of You. In the world of fashion, Nicole’s modern style and grace is considered a perfect match for designer Nicole Miller who exclusively sponsors Nicole’s performance wardrobe out of their South Beach- Miami boutique.

Billboard wrote that “Henry is a jazz vocalist on the cusp of bigger things,” and indeed she continues to be. Once you hear her there is one thing upon which everyone seems to agree, Nicole Henry is simply one of the finest vocalists to emerge this decade.

Kyle Hollingsworth Announces Fall Tour in support of Then There's Now

For more than a decade, as keyboardist for Colorado's beloved String Cheese Incident, Kyle Hollingsworth has consistently proven one of the most innovative and virtuosic musicians on the American jamband scene. Now, with the Sept. 15th release of Then There's Now (SCI Fidelity Records), his first album since the band announced a hiatus in 2007, Hollingsworth extends his reach into areas that will both delight longtime admirers and lock in countless new ones. Emphasizing his considerable songwriting skills and incorporating a plethora of surprises, Then There's Now marks the true emergence of Kyle Hollingsworth as a solo artist.

kyleKyle Hollingsworth Band (featuring Dave Watts of The Motet -drums, Garrett Sayers of The Motet -bass, and Dan Schwindt -guitar) tours Midwest and West Coast States this fall in support of Hollingsworth's new album release.  Brushfire Records recording artist Zach Gill (ALO, Jack Johnson) joins Hollingsworth for the October run of West Coast dates and Colorado's Euforquestra returns home to support the September's Midwest dates.   A limited number SCI Fan Club tickets will be available through pre-sale at www.kylehollingsworth.com  beginning Wednesday, July 29th at 10 am PDT.  General on sale begins Saturday, August 1st at 10am PDT at www.kylehollingsworth.com and at respective venues.

Kyle's complete list of fall tour dates is as follows:

September 10    Majestic Theatre    Madison, WI         w/ Euforquestra
September 11    Iowa City Yacht Club    Iowa City, IA         w/ Euforquestra
September 12    MARTYRS'        Chicago, IL         w/ Euforquestra
September 13    The Water Bowl    Muncie, IN         Wuhnurth Music Festival
September 17    Camp Zoe        Salem, MO    
September 18    Mishawaka         Bellvue, CO         co-bill w/Jeff Austin & Friends
September 19    Fox Theatre        Boulder, CO         CD release party

Following Dates are co-billed with Zach Gill


October 7      Winston's Beach Club    San Diego, CA         
October 8      The Mint        Los Angeles, CA    
October 9      SOhO     Santa Barbara, CA
October 10    The Independent    San Francisco, CA
October 11    HopMonk Tavern    Sebastopol, CA    
October 13    The Red Fox Tavern    Eureka, CA
October 14    WOW Hall        Eugene, OR
October 15    The Triple Door    Seattle, WA
October 16    Wild Buffalo        Bellingham, WA
October 17    Mississippi Studios    Portland, OR

For Hollingsworth, who has recently been more prolific than ever before, the title of Then There's Now offers the first clue as to where he stands today. Then There's Now undeniably draws on Hollingsworth's past affiliation with "The Cheese," using his previous work as a jumping off point-yes, there are some intoxicating, if more concise, jams to be savored. But the album's "now" component-irresistible melodies, poignant lyrics and fine-tuned song construction, plus a willingness to infuse the tunes with elements of pop, jazz, electronica, hip-hop and more-transports Hollingsworth into musical realms he's never before explored at length.

Kyle Hollingsworth to Release New Album, Then There's Now

For more than a decade, as keyboardist for Colorado's beloved String Cheese Incident, Kyle Hollingsworth has consistently proven one of the most innovative and virtuosic musicians on the American jamband scene. Now, with the Sept. 15th release of Then There's Now (SCI Fidelity Records), his first album since the band announced a hiatus in 2007, Hollingsworth extends his reach into areas that will both delight longtime admirers and lock in countless new ones. Emphasizing his considerable songwriting skills and incorporating a plethora of surprises, Then There's Now marks the true emergence of Kyle Hollingsworth as a solo artist.

kyleFor Hollingsworth, who has recently been more prolific than ever before, the title of Then There's Now offers the first clue as to where he stands today. Then There's Now undeniably draws on Hollingsworth's past affiliation with "The Cheese," using his previous work as a jumping off point-yes, there are some intoxicating, if more concise, jams to be savored. But the album's "now" component-irresistible melodies, poignant lyrics and fine-tuned song construction, plus a willingness to infuse the tunes with elements of pop, jazz, electronica, hip-hop and more-transports Hollingsworth into musical realms he's never before explored at length.

Look for Hollingsworth on tour this fall in support of Then There's Now.  Tour dates to be announced soon.

Then There's Now
Release Date:  September 15, 2009

Track Listing
1. Way That It Goes 3:41
2. She  3:53
3. Piece of Mine  4:22
4. Phat Cat  4:33
5. Don't Wake Me  5:08
6. All I Need  2:25
7. Wide Open  5:53
8. Too Young  3:57
9. All Inside  5:22
*Bonus Track* 
10. On Fire   5:41 
 
Additional Bonus Content on Enhanced CD

  • Phat Cat w/Speech (Arrested Development), Lo-Fi
  • Looking Out
  • Drops
  • Fire Intro

 
Additional Bonus Content on iTunes

  • Phat Cat w/Speech (Arrested Development), Hi-Fi
  • Video for Phat Cat w/Speech (Arrested Development), Hi-Fi