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Tuesday, August 10, 2004

A Jazzy Treat in Jamaica for NBA Star Rip Hamilton

jazz singer Nicole Henry delivered a quietly engaging set last weekend atthe luxurious Roysl Plantation Spa and Golf resort in OCho RIos on the island's North Coast. In front of an audience that included star guard of the NBA champion Detroit Pistons, Richard "Rip" Hamilton, Henry and her three-piece band - Brian Murphy, piano, Paul Shewchuk, electric bass and Danny Burger, drums - breezed through the jazz and pop statndards on her current debut album, The Nearness of You, including "Summertime" "Fly Me To The Moon" "Get Here" and the title track. She also tackled Bob marley's 'Three Little Birds" and John Lennon's "Imagine"

Henry will be featured performer at the Virgin Records Megastore in New York's Times Square on Aug. 18.

For more on Nicole Henry and to hear the album, go to nicolehenry.com

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