"Our memories are ours alone and tell our story." –Flavia
My memories as a singer date back to grade school when I wore out a recording of "It's Magic" singing along with Doris Day.
Throughout my life, singing has been my passion. From big band vocalist to saloon singer to Handel soloist to cabaret singer, it has all been a joy! The chapters of my life from single New Yorker to wife, mom, equestrienne, businesswoman, divorcee and world traveler all contribute to my selection of songs that speak to me.
Life has given me a finer appreciation of great songs and a deeper understanding of what the extraordinary musical poets are telling us. Welcome to my world!
My new CD titled "If We Only Have Love" was released on September 15, 2014.
Since enjoying these songs with my audiences and wonderful musicians over the last couple of years at the Metropolitan Room in New York City and all over CT., I have been encouraged to share them with a larger audience.
"If We Only Have Love...well worth buying just for 'One Note Samba.' Henderson is in her element with the bossa nova hit from the 1968 Grammy-winning Jazz Samba (Getz/Byrd/Jobim). I must have listened to the song 30 times in two days while tooling around L.A. in my Saab..."
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– Victoria Ordin, Cabaret Scenes June 4, 2015
"Lynn Henderson's program and her style remind me much of singer Jackie Cain, which is high praise indeed! She successfully begins with "I'm The Big Band Singer" by Merv Griffin. "Sweet Kentucky Ham" written by singer Dave Frishberg follows. It's so natural for "In Tune International". Her takes on two Jobim songs: "Dindi" (Gilbert) and "Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars" (Lees) is spellbinding. "That's All" (Haymes/ Brandt) is conveyed with dignified musical precision."
– Dan Singer of In Tune International
"Putting together a cabaret act is a daunting enterprise and involves numerous elements. In her debut at the Metropolitan Room, Connecticut-based Lynn Henderson made some very impressive choices, and many of these elements came together in a most delightful way. …"
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– Lynn DiMenna, Cabaret Scenes May 31, 2012
"As a songwriter, I'm delighted to have two of my songs included on such a classy album. The arrangements are superb and well played, and the selection of songs (mine aside) is terrific. You'll love the way Lynn inhabits these songs, especially 'Sweet Kentucky Ham' and 'Come Back To Bed.' This is a fine debut album, and I look forward to hearing a great deal more from Lynn Henderson."
– Tom Toce, Theatre & Cabaret Lyricist
"Lynn's exuberance and her great love for the art of singing come through beautifully in this carefully planned recording. She delivers the lyric with understanding, honesty and caring."
– Marilyn Maye, Cabaret Superstar
"Lynn Henderson's 'Singer at Work' hands you some cool, quiet, gin-and-vermouth inspired tunes. Ranging from a jazzy Hammerstein and Rodgers' 'It Might As Well Be Spring,' to a surprising and unsentimental 'Here's That Rainy Day,' Lynn then reaches out of the usual cabaret fare for a few marvelously punchy and quick-footed translations of Antonio Carlos Jobim's famous songs. Original songs by the talented Douglas J. Cohen complete the bill. Lay back, relax, and enjoy!"
– Will Bryan, the Will Bryan Voice Studio, NYC, NY
"Lynn respects not only her music but also the words she sings; in her clear enunciation and pitch each song achieves its intended emotional impact. Lynn is delightful on stage, too – along with her many fans, I never want to miss a performance."
– Sally Paynter, Freelance Writer