Nicole New is one of Detroit’s leading female band leaders, alluring audiences with her sensitive and soulful voice. Her velvety yet powerful voice, reminiscent of Billy Holiday yet with her own modern sound developed from Motown influences. Nicole’s eclectic style of singing, drawing from her early influences of performing Jazz, Pop, Opera and musical theatre has transformed into a sound all her own. Nicole New studied Classical voice, but quickly fell in love with jazz and began a career exploring these sounds creating new arrangements to standards of the Great American Song Book. She continues to work with musicians across the U.S to create new and interesting projects spanning all genres and will be releasing an album this Spring. Nicole continues to make a lasting impression, wowing fans with her rich tone and rhythmic phrasing, venues such as, Cliff Bells, Steinway Jazz Café, Midland Symphony, and most recently the Jackson Symphony Orchestra have become a welcoming venue for this dynamic performer. Be sure to check out her schedule if you are in the Detroit area, as she hosts a Jazz Jam every month at the Sugar House, and other haunts around town.