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January 15, 2008

13-Year Old Jazz Vocal Sensation Nikki Yanofsky

Written by
cindy mcleod

jazz concerts, Canada


Nikki Yanofsky
Isabel Bader Theatre, Toronto
Tuesday, Feb. 5
Carnegie Hall
Friday, Feb. 8

Canadian Star to Perform Debut Concert and at Carnegie Hall

As Oliver Jones said upon hearing Nikki Yanofsky sing, “jazz is alive and well in Canada.” The thirteen-year-old music prodigy stars in her debut solo concert in Toronto at the Isabel Bader Theatre on Tuesday, Feb. 5. Yanofsky will be backed for the performance by the 10-piece Imani Gospel Choir and an eleven-piece jazz ensemble.

The Toronto debut will take place just before Yanofsky heads off to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall on Friday, Feb. 8, with the New York Pops Orchestra, under the baton of award-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch.

The youth is capturing audiences and media hearts around the globe for her virtuoso talent, the teenager sings the songs of the Great American Songbooks with stunning maturity and seeming effortlessness. She has performed with some of the finest in the industry, notable appearing on the tribute album We All Love Ella: Celebrating the First Lady of Song (2007), which launched a whirlwind of activity, seeing her perform at the Montreal Jazz Festival and selling out a four-night run.

Over the past year Nikki has made numerous television and radio appearances, including a CBC documentary. She has been profiled in a number of magazines and newspapers, sung the national anthem at Montreal’s Bell Centre and performed with legendary jazz pianist Oliver Jones.

For more information visit www.nikkionline.ca

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