Of Note: 'Necessary Evil' by Nikki Yanofsky
Nikki Yanofsky has an edge to her voice that belies her years on this planet. At the mere age of twenty, she released her fourth album this year, one of the highlights of which is ‘Necessary Evil’. She rose to international prominence during the 2010 Winter Olympics, singing the game’s theme song, ‘I Believe’.
Though she’s often pigeon-holed as a jazz singer, she frequently allows her pop side to shine on through, as is the case here.
Also of interest? At the ripe age of fourteen, Nikki released a tribute album titled, ‘Ella… Of Thee I Swing’. Quite the undertaking at any age, if you ask me, but, the kid’s got the chops for it, for sure.