Album: Nikki Yanofsky, Nikki (Decca)
Sunday 07 November 2010
Nature, nurture or god-given gift, there is something spookily strange about Nikki Yanofsky.
Watch her on YouTube, fronting a jazz trio of veterans and singing "It Don't Mean a Thing ..." if you don't believe me. She was 12 at the time. Sixteen now, Yanofsky has matured. Her debut release outside her native Canada sees her taking on jazz standards alongside lounge pop. It's irrelevant what she sings, really, as she sounds like a cross between Ella and Judy Garland. What the hell is she going to be like when she hits 20?
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