The talents of Nicola Emmanuelle have been obvious for some time to the
many artists, producers and musical directors who have been using her
crystalline voice for studio albums, film and television work, and now the
public can enjoy one of the finest voices yet to be signed to a major record
label at some of the foremost Jazz venues across London.
Having just finished a stint at the Haymarkey Theatre and then on a UK wide tour for most of 2018 playing
Ella Fitzgerald in the Rat Parck Live at Las Vegas to rave reviews, Nicola is back to finishing her new album
in the studio, writing new original material with a number of co-writers, and performing live around London
with her band the Nicola Emmanuelle Quartet.
Nicola has a sensational set of songs evoking the work and sound of the original jazz pioneers of the thirties,
forties and fifties, along with stunning and beautiful renditions of some of the all time great jazz standards.
Coming from a South African jazz dynasty, (her Father Nathan ‘Dambuza’ Mdledle was the founder and lead
singer of the Manhattan Brothers) London born Nicola attended the Cleo Laine school of music followed by
the Bourne school of music and Goldsmiths foundation, and enjoyed a Classical training by Elizabeth
Despite her enormous versatility and numerous genre changes for various projects, Nicola retains a deep
desire to follow in the classic jazz styles she grew up with and has always loved.
Her understanding of the feel and swing of the best of the past, and her own contemporary iconic style and
individuality adds to and supports a voice of mesmerising purity and beauty.
Comfortable in all types of live situations, Nicola makes a speciality of singing accapella and is capable of
incredible scat solos when the mood takes her.
She can touch an audience with a torch song, before drawing them back to laughter with her endearing and
Nicola has a way of sticking you to the spot, and always wanting more; you stay there until forced to leave.
Many acts have recently tried to encompass the enduring appeal of the great jazz singers and writers - few if
any, have the capacity or talent to do it with such authenticity or affection as Nicola Emmanuelle.