• Wed, May 5 2010

Exclusive Video: Nikki Yanofsky, 16-Year-Old Smokey Voiced Jazz Singer

Nikki YanofskyTo celebrate the debut of her album, Nikki, 16-year-old Canadian singing sensation Nikki Yanofsky performed at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola in New York City last night. Crushable witnessed Nikki perform  in sequined black drawstring shorts, a 3/4-length sleeved blazer and black high top Converse with sequined embellishment on the heels.

Nikki, who first grabbed the world’s attention as she sang at the Opening Ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver in February, sang for about an hour. The sultry-voiced jazz singer effortlessly ran through a slew of new original songs off her album and jazz standards, paying tribute to her idol, Ella Fitzgerald. She skatted with the support from an 8-piece band, and told giggly stories between songs.

Check out our exclusive video of Nikki singing her original song, “Cool Your Heels”:

And some video of Nikki skatting:

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What do you think of Nikki’s performance?

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