Mercedes Nicole is a intimately explorative Artist. “She has an articulation that I don't notice many current singers these days utilizing.” Grace Holden, Jazz Pioneer. There is a fresh vulnerability in her voice that can be gentle, yet commanding. She is the exquisite mix of Contralto and Mezzo Soprano. This Spring (2015) she will be touring in Paris France, and enjoying her ever growing fan base over sea
Mercedes is most proud of her Headlining at Demetrio's Jazz Alley in 2010 & 2012 with her Quintet, special guest Thomas Marriott, who two years later produced her first CD, "Beautiful Alignment" 2013.
As a Singer Song Writer, Mercedes pulls from the foundations of Joy, Passion, Pain, and Power. Her Original Compositions compel you to want to listen more intently, and provokes one's heart to want to explore the journey of love and loving...even more.
Fans describe her voice as "Warm, Rich, Gentle, Emotive, and at times Hauntingly Earthy!" Her venerability is infectious...and as well as her delightfully playful humor.
Mercedes Nicole has performed extensively: She was the featured artist at the Panache Jazz Festival on Vashon Island, and sang to a sold out crowd. In 2008,2009, & 2014, Mercedes headlined for Seattle First Baptist’s Jazz Vespers with the Overton Berry Trio!” She also headlined in the Origin’s 2005 Jazz Festival’s “Jackson Street Jazz Poetry Session”, and in 2004 was a featured artist for The City of Seattle Jazz Vocals, The City of Bellevue Jazz Vocals, and People of Color Against Aids Network for Kwanza. She has performed at The New Orleans, The Triple Door, The Seattle Art Museum, The Tacoma Art Museum, Egan’s Ballard Jam House.
Mercedes Nicole may best be known for her 2010,2012, 2103, 2014 performances of Strange Fruit, a tribute show paying homage to Nina Simone.
website is : WWW.MercedesNicoleJazz.com For Booking Call: 206-235-0478