ADELE: Jazz Vocalist
Jazz Vocalist Adele Nicols offers inspired renditions of the Great American Songbook that are fresh and innovative yet respectful of tradition. Her sound is straight-ahead and compelling; romantic without being sentimental. Nicols' phrasing and attitude are shaped by the inimitable Ella Fitzgerald and Nancy Wilson. Included in her repertoire are Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk and Miles Davis. Fans of vocalists Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, June Christy, Anita O'Day, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Mark Murphy, and Shirley Horn will also love Adele. Browse around, click on "listen" and stay a while. Take your shoes off, sip some wine or tea and relax. By all means....turn up the volume and enjoy.
"Nicols' voice is captive yet elegant, swinging effortlessly throughout....Clifford Brown's composition, "Joy Spring", which can be very difficult for most experienced musicians, exhibits Nicols' uncanny ability to execute this song flawlessly. Her remarkable control of pitch while undeviating through endless modulations shadows that of the late great Ella Fitzgerald...The debut CD of Adele Nicols "Never Let Me Go" is a collaboration of great American jazz standards that provides a sense of musical integrity. It is evident throughout this entire CD she has surrounded herself with some of the finest musicians from all over the United States. I am looking forward to hearing the next one!" --Craig Treinen (Jazz Improv)
"Nicols is a mega-talent with an outrageous sensitivity to sound. Her enormous musical aptitude allows her to hear even the subtlest of nuances." --Craig Najjar, Berklee College of Music (former faculty)