“Mercedes is a genuine gem amongst the clutter composing today’s musical spectrum.”
“People Are Talking reveals mature, completely polished approach to standards and originals that offers more than a recapitulation of previous approaches.”
— C. Michael Bailey, AllAboutJazz.com
An extraordinary vocal jazz stylist and interpreter of standards, blues, original compositions, and New Gospel music, Mercedes Nicole brings to her performances a unique personality and vocal quality. Her rich, expressive voice is deepened by a refreshing vulnerability and ardor. She reveals an unending passion for probing the lyric, melodic and rhythmic nuances of her material.
Mercedes has performed at numerous venues and festivals, including: Demetrio’s Jazz Alley, The Triple Door, Egan’s, 88 Keys Whidby Island, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, SAM, Microsoft Auditorium, Shoreline Jazz Festival, Ballard Jazz Festival, Panache Jazz Festival, Westport Blues Festival, Bumbershoot Music Festival, Intiman Theatre, Amojah Festival and Tacoma Bite. Her Tribute Shows include Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington and Etta James.
A sultry blend of Blues Jazz, & Soul! With outstanding musicians Jake Sele, Evan Flory-Barns, D’Vonne Lewis, Brian Kirk, Kevin McCarthy Jay Thomas, Thad Turner, Jerry Wirkkala, & Yun-En Liu.
Rivers In The Desert
Rivers In The Desert is an acoustic blend of voice & guitar, an earthy spiritual sound that speaks not only to the heart, but to the soul. Their are four Eric Bibb Covers and three originals.
Rich with Rhythm, Soul, and Sass Mercedes has a voice that lingers! Beautiful Alignment falls into that ‘just can’t get enough of’ category of great Jazz! Mercedes is provocative, yet innocent, and emotionally dynamic! Piano, Bass, Drums, Trumpet!
People Are Talking
Wonderful, lyrical stories of love, joy, surrender, challenge, and provocation! This is certainly a collection of ‘Quiet Fire.’ Mercedes draws you into her innermost private journeys with rich, warm vocals, and layers of intrigue. Fine Jazz!