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Mercedes Nicole

Soft-spoken Mercedes Nicole has an intimate and alluring stage presence that reaches out beyond the limits of time and space. Her voice is haunting and arresting, wrapping itself like a comforter around the human experience, encouraging uplift, seeking not only triumph but healing. She is that exquisite mix of a Mezzo-Soprano & Contralto blend that permeates and interrupts one's thoughts. Often with uncanny control...she lingers. Her own compositions acknowledge life's obscure and melancholy moments that so easily turn into beauty, and life journeys of the many faces of love. Her music exudes strength in the midst of tenderness and often soars so freely that the listener is caught up on wings of mystery and intrigue

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Take Five with Mercedes Nicole

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About Mercedes Nicole Soft-spoken Mercedes Nicole has an intimate and alluring stage presence that reaches out beyond the limits of time and space. Her voice is haunting and arresting, wrapping itself like a comforter around the human experience, encouraging uplift, seeking not only triumph but healing. She is that exquisite mix of a Mezzo-Soprano & ...

People Are Talking

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015
Track listing: Would You Believe; Moondance; Touching the Sky; People are Talking; Dindi; Hushabye; I Loves You Porgy; Fly Me to the Moon; Chicken, Biscuits and Gravy.

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Mercedes Nicole: People Are Talking

Read "People Are Talking" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The difference between Mercedes Nicole's Beautiful Alignment (Self Produced, 2013) and People Are Talking is artistic growth and confidence. Beautiful Alignment was fueled by a youthful ambition and precocious talent. Nicole's evolution from that point manifests squarely in the refining fire of performance and practice, both which enhance her existing gift. People Are Talking reveals mature, ...

Beautiful Alignment

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2013
Track listing: Feeling Good; Afro Blue Introduction; Afro Blue; Blackberry Winter; What A Little Moonlight Can Do; God Bless the Child; My Heart is Dancing; Breathe Again; Blue Skies; Timeless; Good Morning Heartache; Hiding.

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Mercedes Nicole: Beautiful Alignment

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Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn and Nina Simone all make appearances in the biography of Seattle-based singer Mercedes Nicole. She has been a creative face in jazz since the turn of the century, writing, producing and performing tributes to Simone, Etta James, and Dinah Washington. With Beautiful Alignment, Nicole debuts on disc with a collection ...

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Young-Ae Jung: The Man I Love

Read "The Man I Love" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Korean, Berklee-educated singer Young-Ae Jung has a very specific vision for the jazz she wishes to make. The original pieces are of the same “grown-up" variety, as singer Louis Van-Aarsen populated her fine recording Destiny (Self Produced, 2012). Jung's imagery has completely matured. The standards with which the singer peppers the originals on her début recording ...


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