Philly soul-singer Nikki Jean wrapped up City Hall Presents' Spring series, seven installments that featured local artists as varied as <fidget>'s eclectic found object jazz, to Marina Vishnyakova 's classical jazz violin, Jazz Bridge's hard bop, to tap and hip-hop dance performances by Lady Hoofers and Rhennie Harris Puremovement, respectively.
Nikki gracefully and informally played a set that offered her hits, her collaboration with Burt Bacharach, and one or two new cuts, with breaks to connect with the crowd, and sultry vocals at turns almost too powerful for the mayor's reception room PA system to handle.
Nikki told us that she's slated to present Milkboy's Melodic Mondays on 5/21.
City Hall Presents will be back with a Summer series of free outdoor events in June. Look for an announcement of the schedule, as well as our wrap-up of the Spring series, coming soon.