135 minutes with NIKKI YANOFSKY

July 5, 2010

As soon as Nikki Yanofsky sits down at the table in Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola Jazz at Lincoln Center’s imperial spot overlooking Central Park, she takes the menu, says she’s starving, warns that she doesn’t have good table manners (“You’ll see: I can make crumbs out of apples”), announces that she’ll want dessert, and otherwise yaks away. “I know, I talk very fast,” she declares. “I call it ‘Nikkanese.’ That’s how I do my scatting.” (read more)