Nicole Herzog

Nicole Herzog, daugther of a Congolese mother and a Swiss father. At the age of 4 Nicole started taking lessons in classical ballet, and until her 16th birthday she pursued her dream of becoming a professional dancer. Singing and playing the piano had been just two more hobbies for a long years. Her passion for solo singing sparked when she participated in a musical organized by her high school. She kept singing in regional pop, soul, R'n'B and funk bands.

Because of a rising interest in Jazz, she applied for the International Jazzfestival Generations 2004, where she participated in workshops held by Adrian Mears, Ira Coleman, Lewis Nash, Dick Oatts and others. At Generations 2004 Nicole was awarded a place in the fellowship band, with which she toured in Germany (Jazzclub Unterfahrt München) and Switzerland under supervision of Roman Schwaller and Adrian Mears.

Subsequently Nicole devoted herself to her studies in International Relations, which she concluded with a bachelor at the University of Geneva. The studies did not keep her from making music. In Adrian Mears she found a composer, arranger and musician who was able to write challenging and varied compositions and arrangements suiting Nicole's voice. The result of this collaboration can be be found on the CD “Time Will Tell – Nicole Herzog Septet feat. Adrian Mears”, which was published under the TCB Montreux Jazz Label in September 2008.

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Press on the album “I LoveS You Billie - Nicole Herzog & Stewy von Wattenwyl Group” Brambus Records Label (2016):

“[...] Es ist nicht ganz ohne Risiko, wenn sich eine Sängerin auf die vielleicht persönlichste weibliche Stimme in der Jazzgeschichte beruft. Nicole Herzog hat denn auch gut daran getan, ihr Vorbild nicht zu kopieren, sondern eigene Interpretationen zu präsentieren. Dass sie es ganz vortrefflich versteht, Klassikern wie «Lover Man», «Night and Day» oder – um Gershwin anzusprechen – «Summertime» zu neuem Leben zu erwecken, hat sie inzwischen wiederholt bewiesen.[...]” Der Bund, 7.5.2016

“[...] sowohl die drei Musiker als auch Nicole Herzog wandeln stil-, intonations- und stimmsicher zwischen den Stilen

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Discography

I Loves You Billie

I Loves You Billie

Brambus Records
2016

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That's Life

That's Life

Musiques Suisses
2016

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Intimacy

Intimacy

Brambus Records
2013

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Time Will Tell

Time Will Tell

TCB Music
2009

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